Gain experience in the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric skin disorders.
Pediatric residents must be able to diagnose and treat common skin diseases and skin lesions of children. Typical conditions include acne, warts, molluscum and atopic dermatitis.
You will become familiar with instances requiring referral, as well as immediate therapeutic intervention (such as staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome). Appropriate diagnosis is crucial to successful treatment and parental counseling.
You will be exposed to several treatment modalities including topical emollients, oral regimens including steroids, immunomodulating drugs, as well as ultraviolet light treatment for vitiligo.
You will work mostly in the outpatient setting; however, you are responsible for the inpatient consultation service as well. You will work closely with a pediatric dermatologist and the number of residents on the rotation is limited to ensure the quality of the educational experience.
Residents will be expected to help with any procedures such as skin biopsies. At the conclusion of the rotation, you will be expected to prepare a 15-minute talk about a current topic in pediatric dermatology.
This rotation will help to prepare you to diagnosis and treat common pediatric skin disorders as well as to recognize less common disorders or subtle skin findings that may be suggestive of an underlying systemic condition.
Some common conditions you can expect to encounter include:
Less common conditions that are seen include:
Following is a list of conditions which you will become knowledgeable about during your training:
PGY-2, PGY-3 or PGY-4 selective