The dermatology residency program at the University of Tennessee was established in 1967 under the direction of Dr. E. William Rosenberg. The Kaplan-Amonette Department of Dermatology offers a four-year, fully accredited residency training program that incorporates a preliminary year in Internal Medicine at the Post Graduate Year (PGY)-1 level.
Three residents are appointed each year through the National Resident Matching Program. The internship is administered by the Department of Medicine and is a broad-based clinical program that includes electives in rotations such as dermatology, dermatopathology, rheumatology, and other specialties. The second through the fourth years of the program include comprehensive training in general dermatology, pediatric dermatology, dermatological surgery, dermatopathology, cutaneous oncology, and cosmetic dermatology via didactics in a variety of clinical settings.
Throughout the three years of training, the program is committed to teaching residents core competencies in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and system-based practice as set forth by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education.