Dermpath Teaching Session at SCVMC

Elizabeth Bailey, MD, MPH

Assistant Residency Program Director Curriculum Director
Residency Training: Stanford University
Professional Interests: Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention, Adult General Dermatology, Dermatopathology

Elizabeth E. Bailey, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology


Dr. Bailey recently joined the Stanford dermatology faculty as Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Stanford and Assistant Residency Program Director for the Stanford Dermatology Residency Program.   More Dr. Bailey graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and received her medical degree from Columbia University in New York, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.  She completed her internship in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and completed both her residency in dermatology and fellowship in dermatopathology at Stanford University Medical Center.  She is board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology by the American Board of Dermatology.  Dr. Bailey has academic interests in medical education, complex medical dermatology, and community-based public health initiatives for skin cancer detection and prevention.  She practices at the Stanford Medical Outpatient Center in Redwood City and at a new satellite clinic site at Stanford Valleycare in Livermore.



Residents receive a minimum of 6 hours of protected didactic time each week, including Tuesday morning formal didactics (7:30 or 8:00am-12pm) and Thursday morning Grand Rounds (7:30am-9am). The dermatology residency curriculum is structured by pathology-based “themes” with clinical and pharmacology lectures corresponding with the dermatopathology topics for the associated month. A suggested reading schedule is provided on July 1 and January 1 of each year with chapter assignments for each week designed to complement the scheduled lectures, including assignments from Bolognia, Andrews, Elston, Weedon, and Wolverton dermatology textbooks.

Scope-based dermatopathology teaching sessions are provided every other week for 2.5 hours based on Weedon chapters and are taught by both faculty and the dermatopathology fellows. Additional resident-led dedicated pathology review occurs every Thursday after Grand Rounds for 1 to 2 hours. Pharmacology core lectures are taught in a “case-based” approach based on cases provided to the residents in advance to review and prepare based on the corresponding Wolverton reading assignments and self-directed further reading. All full-time faculty participate in didactics, with a goal to provide at least one lecture per year.  In addition to teaching on core dermatology topics organized by pathology “themes,” specialized lectures are provided including pediatric dermatology, basic science and translational medicine, and dermatology surgery didactics. Residents also receive several guest lectures by outside speakers each year and participate in supplemental evening procedural dermatology sessions taught by full-time and adjunct faculty members several times per year. Local alums of Stanford Dermatology in private practice also graciously host additional procedural dermatology sessions if desired by the residents.

During the two months prior to the yearly in-training exam (also known as "mock boards"), the department hosts structured boards review sessions that are led by senior residents with dinner provided by the department.