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Dermatology trainees in the procedure room

Our curriculum and our commitment to education in the Dermatology Residency Program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, are exceptional.

As a resident, you will experience an educational schedule that provides the optimal balance of didactic curriculum and clinical learning.

Rotation schedule

Your education begins with a solid foundation built during your Internal Medicine Preliminary Year. Learn more about the preliminary year by watching the program overview video.

See the curriculum for the Preliminary Year Residency (PGY-1).

During residency, a variety of educational experiences are provided in a longitudinal fashion with exposure to subspecialty areas on a weekly basis rather than discrete monthly rotation blocks. This fosters job satisfaction and work-life balance for our dermatology residents. 

These experiences include:

  • General dermatology clinic
  • Dermatopathology
  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Pediatric dermatology

Residents are also provided a half-day per week dedicated to academic pursuits, including research. Block rotations remain for Mohs micrographic surgery, plastic surgery, elective months, and away rotation opportunities.

This is a typical Dermatology Residency rotation schedule: 

Away rotation descriptions

During the first year, a one-month rotation is available for you in the Dermatology Inpatient Service at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Your participation in this elective is strongly encouraged.

Due to the size of its referral practice, the Rochester campus' inpatient service provides a unique experience. During the rotation, you learn to care for patients with serious, acute, and chronic skin disorders, as well as associated systemic problems.

You also have the opportunity to participate in the psoriasis day care center and spend time in the immunodermatopathology laboratory.

During the second and third year, a one-month rotation is spent at Phoenix Children's Hospital. This rotation provides the opportunity to care for pediatric patients referred to a tertiary care center. The experience includes outpatient clinic, hospital service, and procedures.

Elective rotations

You have two months of elective time that can be spent in board preparation, pediatric dermatology, clinical research, surgery, dermatopathology, or an international dermatology rotation if awarded the Mayo International Health Program scholarship.

In select situations, you may have the opportunity to complete an approved elective at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Rochester, Minnesota, or Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. You have a one-month pediatric dermatology rotation at Phoenix Children's Hospital through Mayo's Arizona campus.

Didactic training

The Dermatology Residency at Mayo Clinic's Jacksonville campus offers a variety of didactic lectures and conferences.

Case-based learning is achieved through faculty-led Kodachrome sessions. We have regularly scheduled Journal Club and Grand Rounds conferences.

The Mayo Clinic Jacksonville campus also collaborates with the Rochester and Scottsdale campuses to provide a unique resident-led core curriculum series that follows topics in a dermatology textbook.

Research training

Our residents are successful in producing peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. Mayo Clinic provides up to six trip days a year per resident for trip time for you to present your research at meetings. Mayo Clinic also provides a stipend to cover costs in addition to registration fees.

All residents become bronze certified in the Mayo Clinic Quality Academy during their Preliminary Internal Medicine year and continue to participate in quality studies throughout their dermatology training.

Career development

The Dermatology Residency offers an academic mentoring program that creates connections for future career success. Mentorship goals are individualized to meet resident interests.


To ensure you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance is monitored carefully during the course of the Dermatology Residency.

You are evaluated formally each quarter. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.