Message from Program Directors
Welcome to Stanford Dermatology Residency Program! Nestled in the Northern California paradise that is also the heart of global technology and innovation, lies one of the most academically productive and clinically robust Dermatology departments in the country. With the largest full-time faculty of any department in the field, and a mission statement “to foster creativity and synergy while training future leaders” in Dermatology, Stanford aims to provide residents with a clinical training that is both well rounded and unique. Our residents receive a strong foundation in general medical, complex medical, pediatric, surgical (including Mohs micrographic surgery), procedural, and cosmetic dermatology. With teaching sites distributed over several new outpatient clinic facilities, a university-based adult hospital, a children’s hospital, a nationally-recognized VA medical center and a local county hospital, our residents also learn how various medical systems work and care for diverse patient populations.
At the university-based hospitals and clinics they also rotate through over fifteen specialty clinics, including but not limited to Blistering Disease Clinic, Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic, Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery Clinic, Laser and Aesthetic Dermatology Clinic, Pediatric Dermatology, Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Clinic, Autoimmune Skin Disease Clinic, Supportive Dermato-Oncology Clinic, Skin Cancer Genetics Clinic, High Risk Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Clinic, Nail Disorders Clinic, Hair Loss Clinic, Genital Dermatology, Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma Clinic, Skin Allergies and Contact Dermatitis Clinic, Genetic Skin Disease Clinic, Vascular Anomalies Clinic and Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinic.
In addition to our focus on excellence in clinical training, Stanford Dermatology ranks #1 in the nation for NIH funding, and as a training program provides several unique opportunities for residents interested in pursuing academic careers. We offer a 2+1 Basic Science Track for those interested in lab research, with a successful record of launching careers in this competitive field. More recently we have added a Clinical Scholars Track, one of the first programs of its kind with the purpose of providing additional mentorship, exposure and training in patient-oriented research and/or clinical teaching.
At Stanford Dermatology, we feel we are able to provide the clinical experience, mentorship support and educational resources to allow each resident to reach their personal goals and potential as they embark on a successful career in Dermatology.
As Program Directors, we are committed to making the clinical training the best it can be for our residents, and welcome your interest in our residency program.
Elizabeth Bailey, Bernice Kwong, Chelsea Ma and Paige Wolstencroft
Residency Program Goals:
- Ensure each resident graduates ready for independent practice in the domains included in credentialing as board-certified dermatologist with the skills needed to provide excellent and ethical patient care
- Ensure every resident graduates with the tools needed to promote well-being as a physician and prevent/mitigate burnout
- Create an environment that allows residents to build individual professional interests