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

Message From The Program Director
Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Park Avenue Dermatology Residency Program sponsored by VCOM/OPMC. We are a fully approved, three-year program with particular emphasis on clinical dermatology, dermatopathology and dermatologic surgery.

Our program is dedicated to providing advanced and concentrated training in the field of Dermatology. Providing the highest-quality educational opportunities to the residents is our major mission. This program also provides progressive learning experiences that develop the attitudes, skills, and knowledge of an osteopathic physician to efficiently provide quality specialized dermatologic care, both inpatient and outpatient.

Our residents are also proficient in:

  • 1. Dermatopathology (weekly didactics and practicals with a dedicated dermatopathologist)
  • 2. Inpatient care (consultations at hospital and long-term care facilities)
  • 3. Dermatologic surgery (general, cosmetic, laser and Mohs micrographic surgery)
  • 4. Literature review (journal clubs, etc)
  • 5. Current and up-to-date knowledge (strict didactics, board review, academic conferences, faculty lectures)

Apart from on-site hospital training, our residents are required to rotate through General Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology, Mohs Surgery, Aesthetic Medicine, Radiation Oncology, private offices, and attend local and national meetings/conferences. All residents are allowed adequate elective time to pursue special interests.

In addition, monthly participation at the Jacksonville Dermatologic Society augments the learning environment with exposure to great cases from the Northeast Florida area, as well as interaction and exposure to other practicing dermatologist and their viewpoints on clinical practice.

I invite you to navigate this web-site and hope that you find it helpful. Given your interest in the field of dermatology, I wish you a success in your endeavor!

Karthik Krishnamurthy, D.O., F.A.O.C.D., FAAD

We accept two-week rotations, with preference given to Interns for July- December, and OMS-IV students January – June. Rotations will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. In order to start your rotation, you must be in compliance with all NSUCOM/Park Avenue Dermatology rules and regulations concerning visiting physicians/students.

If you would like to arrange an elective rotation, please contact:
Leah Todd
Residency Coordinator
904-541-0315 X 2007

This is the only way to schedule a rotation with our program. Please do not contact the program director, any other staff, or affiliated institutions regarding this matter.

How to Apply
The admission process is conducted as fairly as possible. The program is currently approved for a total of 9 positions, with one to three residents starting each year.
To be eligible for a Dermatology residency, you need to complete one year of clinically based training. The AOA mandates a one-year, non-linked, traditional rotating internship program, during which you will need to make a separate application to our dermatology residency program.
An invitation for interview should not be construed as an offer of acceptance. Furthermore, due to the high volume of competitive applicants, those who rotate with our program are not necessarily guaranteed interview invitations. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete a rotation with the program.
Qualifications for well-rounded candidates include diverse experiences, research pursuits, publications, and evidence of a strong commitment to dermatology and patient care. We recommend that you begin compiling your application materials as early as possible. You may find that you need 2-3 months to gather and produce all your information, due to dependence on school & hospital personnel and letters of recommendation. Unfortunately, there can be no exceptions to the application deadline.

Applicants Must:
Have graduated from an AOA accredited college of osteopathic medicine
Have completed an AOA approved internship
Be and remain a member in good standing of the AOA
Be eligible for professional licensure in the state of Florida, and obtain license prior to matriculation
Passing scores on COMLEX Steps I and II (and COMLEX Step II PE if required)
Must be eligible to take COMLEX Step III, and must pass prior to matriculation
Applications are accepted via ERAS.

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