Residency Program Director – Karthik Krishnamurthy, D.O.
Residency Coordinator / Administrator – Leah Todd

Message From The Program Director

The Dermatology Residency is dedicated to ensuring advanced and concentrated training in the broad field of Dermatology.  Providing the highest-quality educational opportunities to the residents is our major mission.  The program also provides progressive learning experiences that develop attitudes, skills, and knowledge for our graduates to provide quality specialized dermatologic care, both inpatient and outpatient.

The way in which we provide these tools is simple; we structure the three-year training program to advance each resident through proficiencies with increased level of responsibility. Our residents gain expertise in office settings, clinic settings, inpatient settings, emergency settings, and in community settings.

Our exceptionally qualified and lauded faculty engage learners in a safe and challenging environment. Most rotations are 1:1, to support close working relationships and undivided attention.  Evaluations and feedback are crucial to constant improvement and evolution, and our program incorporates a rigorous and formal ongoing two-way evaluation model to foster open communication and focus on learning.

The width and breadth of clinical and histologic cases we see is simply amazing.  While our residents become proficient in “bread-and-butter” management of atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, and skin cancer, there is a volume of more rare and complicated diseases that our residents see quite often.  Some recent examples include leprosy, blastomycosis, sezary syndrome, metastatic renal cell carcinoma, angiosarcoma, toxic epidermal necrolysis, pemphigus, pemphigoid, polyarteritis nodosa, pyoderma gangrenosum, and the list goes on.

In addition, the program participates monthly in Jacksonville Dermatology Society, in which community Dermatologists, pathologists, and both the UF and Mayo Dermatology Residency programs attend to discuss great cases, live.  This interaction exposes the residents to other viewpoints on clinical practice.

Our goal is to develop a phenomenal Dermatologist who is fully-prepared for Board Certification, but more so, a Dermatologist who is prepared to treat anybody and anything that comes into their office or hospital.  We strive to impart mastery in all the core competencies via our curriculum and experiences:

  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement.
  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills.
  • Systems-Based Practice.
  • Medical Knowledge.
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills.
  • Professionalism.

We also encourage and support any future sub-specialty training that our residents wish to pursue. Please visit our curriculum page and faculty/resident links for more detailed information.  We are ACGME-approved and matriculate 3 residents per year.

Applying for Residency

All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and through the National Resident Matching Program. In considering applications, we review academic records, letters of recommendation from the Dean’s office, national board scores, publications and honors, as well as the applicant’s interest and goals.

We will work together as a family to get you ready for your bright future in medicine

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