Chief Resident’s Perspective
Hello, and thank you for your interest in the University of Maryland Dermatology Program! We have 2-3 residency slots per year, and typically conduct our interviews of 20-30 candidates during the month of January. Being a smaller program, the residents are a tight-knit group and spend significant time together both at work and after hours. Our program director, Dr. Driscoll, works very closely with us and is receptive to our ideas about how we want to tailor our residency experience to our particular interests.
Our consult service covers the University of Maryland Hospital, including the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, which is a Level I trauma center Primary Adult Resource Center (PARC), and the Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. We are on call 24/7, and see the most complex medical dermatology cases in the region both as inpatients and outpatients.
Our department is located across the street from the University of Maryland Hospital in the Professional Building, which features our academic office, conference room, main outpatient clinic, and Mohs Surgery Center. Residents also rotate at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs dermatology department. Finally, a few satellite locations help us serve the greater Baltimore area.
With all of these different locations, our residents excel at dermatological surgery, performing surgeries their first week of residency. We also serve a diverse patient population, and residents gain quick experience at managing high-acuity, complex patients with conditions spanning the entire breadth of dermatology.
Located in the heart of downtown Baltimore, our program is just a short walk from The Oriole Park at Camden Yards, The Baltimore Raven’s Stadium, and the inner harbor. Many of our residents live in downtown Baltimore, or in the nearby neighborhoods of Federal Hill and Fell’s Point. However, with our program’s flexibility, we have residents and faculty who enjoy living as far away as Annapolis, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. A quick drive or train ride makes Philadelphia and New York City highly accessible for conferences and weekend trips alike.
I invite you to come and take a look at our program with a medical student rotation, residency elective, or site visit. If you think you’d enjoy a program with strong clinical training, extensive surgical experience, and a welcoming group of faculty and residents, I encourage you to apply!
Jason Preissig, M.D.