Weekly Schedule for Didactic Residency Education






Medical Journal Club takes place on the 3rd Monday evening of the month (alternates months with Surgery Journal Club). Residents and attendings review key articles from JAAD and surgical dermatology journals over the past 2 months.


Pathology Conference
Text Review
7:00am – 8:00am
Review of topic from pathology textbook with glass slides.

Pathology Conference
7:00am – 8:00am
Review of unknown glass slides.

Grand Rounds Conference
8:00am – 9:00am
Rotating schedule including unknowns, visiting speakers, VUMC speakers from other departments, and Morbidity & Mortality conference


Friday Morning Conference
7:00am – Noon
Lectures from attendings (curriculum revolves on a 3 year basis to be all-inclusive), and review of Bolognia textbook. JAMA Dermatology journal club is held once monthly to review all articles from the previous month. 





Nashville Dermatology Society
Robust society of both academic and private practice dermatologists. The society generally meets 2-3 times a year for special events including dinners and speakers from world experts on a variety of dermatologic topics. A yearly free community skin cancer screening is also organized by the NDS at the VUMC outpatient clinics.

Tennessee Dermatology Society
State society with a yearly meeting that rotates between Memphis, Nashville, and East Tennessee (sometimes held in Knoxville, sometimes held in Asheville). Residents are encouraged to submit posters and oral presentations. 

National & Regional Conferences, including American Academy of Dermatology
The department supports the opportunity for residents to attend professional meetings. Residents are encouraged to present both posters and oral presentations.