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Program Type:  Military Medical Center

Location:  San Diego, CA

Accredited:  Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Program Length:  3 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training:  Graduation from Medical School and completion of a PGY-1 training year

Categorical Year in Specialty Required:  No

Total Approved Complement:  15

Approved per Year (if applicable):  5

Dedicated research year offered:  No

Medical Student Rotation availability:  Yes: MS4s only

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH):  No

Program Phone Number:  619-532-9684

Program Email:

Program Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Program Description

The NMCSD Dermatology Residency Program provides outstanding clinical, educational, and leadership opportunities for our 15 residents.

We are committed to training competent and compassionate, mission-ready Dermatologists through increasing level of autonomy. We have an engrained team culture that supports and challenges residents to their full potential. Since graduating our first residents in 1947, we continue to strive for improvement in patient care through the advancement of dermatology. We embrace various new dimensions with progress in dermoscopy, dermatopathology, tele dermatology, immuno-dermatology, laser and aesthetic dermatology. Our graduates leave the program ready to practice independently and confidently.

The Dermatology Department is visited by approximately 17,000 patients per year with an average of 1,400 per month. All ages and categories of patients are seen including DOD active duty, TRICARE Select, TRICARE For Life, dependents of active duty, retirees, dependents of retirees and eligible foreign military personnel. Approximately 55% of the current patient volume is comprised of active duty service members.

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Contact Us

Dermatology Residency Program

Location: Dermatology Clinic, Building 2, 2nd Floor 


34800 Bob Wilson Drive
San Diego, CA 92134

Hours of Operation:

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 619-532-9684

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