Affiliated Dermatology prides itself on its community involvement and partnerships with other healthcare institutions that better our community. Founded in 2011, under the supervision of Residency Program Director Jason Barr, D.O., the three-year clinic-based dermatology residency training program prides itself on equipping the resident with essential skills in general dermatology, surgical dermatology as well as cosmetics to allow the resident to be fully operational upon completion of the program.

Applicant selection is based on academics as well as clinical skills and ability to interact with a team.

  • Two residents are selected per academic year
  • Residents attend dermatology clinic in all 5 dermatology locations

Features of the Program

  • Hospital Consults performed at HonorHealth
  • Didactic Curriculum
    • In house dermatopathology lab with lectures and slide review performed by dermatopathologists Dr. Sarah Estrada and Dr. Najiyah Kazi
    • Full day dedicated to didactic curriculum with reading primarily focused on Andrews, Bolognia, Wolverton, Elston, Spitz with additional board review/lectures performed weekly
    • Attend Bimonthly dermatology grand rounds at Mayo Hospital
    • Quarterly Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Workshops at Midwestern University
  • Research
    • Affiliated Dermatology has a strong relationship with Midwestern University Biomedical Research Department with active ongoing projects under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Hull and continues to develop more research projects and acquire more funding as the program continues to grow
    • In-house active research projects include: tissue bank collection for melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma tumors; genomic studies in patients at high risk for melanoma and other cancers, and survey studies
    • In close relationship with the Midwestern University Osteopathic Medical Student Dermatology Interest Group- Q & A sessions.
    • Research requirements include annual research submission to the AOCD, poster presentation and abstract submission as PGY-3 at Mid-Year AOCD conference, abstract submission to the AAD Annual Conference as a resident; all residents are required to be working on a research project at any given time, and this is tracked by quarterly in-house research meetings with Dr. Hull
  • Surgery and Cosmetics
    • Unique opportunity to independently perform MOHs surgery (under the supervision of faculty) i.e take layers, read slide sets and perform closures with opportunity to become qualified to apply to the  American Society for Mohs Surgery upon residency completion
    • Resident-run cosmetic clinic which includes hands on training with neuromodulators, soft tissue augmentation, , microneedling, and chemical peels
  • Community Outreach
    • Participate in free skin cancer screening events throughout the Valley at local businesses, health fairs, races and other venues through the Arizona Skin Cancer Foundation
    • Perform House Call visits at Assisted Living facilities and Retirement Communities throughout the Valley
    • Present lectures to businesses, living facilities and schools throughout the Valley regarding sun safety
  • Encouraged Conferences
  • Benefits
    • Go to HonorHealth’s Website
    • 15 paid vacation days per year
    • 6 days for PTO per year
    • Baseline salaries
      • OGME-2: $57,844
      • OGME-3: $60,095
      • OGME-4: $63,012
    • Chief Resident gets an additional $3,225 per year
  • Interested in Auditioning
    • Rotation includes: shadowing Dr. Barr and Residents at Anthem, Deer Valley, Surprise and Scottsdale locations and attendance in didactics (rotators required to present a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation at the end of rotation {2 weeks or longer} of a topic chosen by residents)
  • Eligibility
    • Fourth-year medical students: up two week rotation
    • Interns rotate for three-day to 1 week
    • Additional rotations accepted on case by case basis

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