Fellowship Programs in the Department of Dermatology
At this time, we offer three salaried fellowships programs:
- Clinical Research Fellowship in Dermatology
The research fellows participate in a variety of clinical research projects, many of which involve novel drug applications. Fellows receive advanced training in clinical trials design and management, grant processes, and research methodology. Applicants must have completed at least an internship and have a Texas license to practice medicine prior to beginning the one year program. Most of the fellows have a goal of later pursuing dermatology residency training, but advanced fellows contemplating academic careers are also encouraged to apply. There is a fellowship program concentrating on Pediatric Dermatology studies lead by Adelaide Hebert, M.D.(Adelaide.A.Hebert@uth.tmc.edu , Office 713-500-8266). A fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center focusing on cutaneous lymphoma is led by Madeleine Duvic, M.D.(Office 713-745-4615). Please apply on-line.
- Procedural Dermatology Fellowship
The procedural dermatology fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the American Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and approved for membership to the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology (Mohs College).
- Dermatopathology Fellowship Program
The Dermatopathology Fellowship Program is a joint endeavor between the Departments of Dermatology and Pathology, but the program coordinator and program director (Ronald P. Rapini, M.D.) are situated in the Department of Dermatology. We are accredited for one fellow per year, and this is a one-year program. Please be advised that there are two other separate dermatopathology fellowship programs in Houston with which we have some joint teaching activities in dermatology or pathology, one at MD Anderson Cancer Center and the other at Baylor College of Medicine. You may wish to apply to those programs also, because dermatopathology is very competitive. Most of the skin specimens (about 20,000 per year) are examined at our independent laboratory at the Houston Medical Center (HMC) location at 6655 Travis Street every afternoon. Our fellows with a dermatology background receive training in general pathology in the mornings at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Methodist Hospital. Fellows with a pathology background receive training in general dermatology in the mornings primarily at our HMC outpatient clinic. Candidates for the fellowship must have completed ACGME-accredited programs in either Dermatology or Pathology prior to beginning the Dermatopathology Fellowship. There is no match program in dermatopathology, and there is no universal nationally accepted timeline for dermatopathology fellowship applications, unfortunately.
So far there is no ERAS application for dermpath fellowships in the USA, but this is under discussion.
We accept the AAMC Universal Application Form or the CAP Standardized Fellowship Application Form. Our program accepts applications up to December 1st, 18 months ahead of the July 1st start date. Typically we accept applicants by March 1st, about 15 months ahead of the July 1st start date.
Please mail the completed application form and have three letters of reference forwarded to:
Irene Morales (Irene.Morales@uth.tmc.edu)
Department of Dermatology
6655 Travis St, Suite 980
Houston, TX 77030
Location & Contact
6655 Travis Street,
Houston, Texas 77030