Department of Dermatology

Mission Statement

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education Program (UPMCMEP) in Dermatology is committed to providing excellent patient care while educating resident physicians in the clinical and basic science aspects of dermatology. The educational focus is to train physicians to be experts in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes in an enthusiastic and nurturing environment. Furthermore, our department affirms our unwavering commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive environment for our residents and treating patients of all backgrounds equally with respect and dignity regardless of race, skin color, age, gender, sexual orientation, or religious belief. As a department, we will continue to stand against all forms of racism and injustice through extensive education of diagnoses and treatment of diseases in skin of color and increasing departmental awareness of healthcare disparities and race-based disparities within our community, state, and nation. In addition, the program emphasizes mastering 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. The program will remain in accordance with and follow the guidelines designed to determine the adequacy of clinical training of residents and to assure the satisfaction of eligibility requirements for certification mandated by the American Board of Dermatology. The faculty and staff of the UPMCMEP in Dermatology are dedicated to accomplishing this mission.