General dermatology: Various experiences in general dermatology exist for the residents at outpatient clinics overseen by full time and auxiliary faculty members, including:
- Resident continuity clinics in which the residents are the primary decision makers and have the opportunity to longitudinally follow patients over three years. These are instructed by Dr. Jessica Kaffenberger, Dr. Plotner and Dr. Massick. Residents have continuity clinic one or two times per week over the three years of their residency. In addition to general dermatology continuity clinics, there are also surgery continuity clinics twice a month.
- VA clinics provide outstanding opportunities for residents to gain experience in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer and the broad spectrum of general adult dermatology. These are directed by Dr. DeMaria and Dr. McKelvey. The surgical clinic is overseen by Dr. Lambert.
- Correctional facility clinic in which residents provide care for incarcerated individuals from the State of Ohio, providing an opportunity for residents to see patients with unusually advanced stages of disease. This clinic is directed by Dr. Fabbro.
- Faculty clinics in which residents assist the faculty in the care of their patients. These primarily include specialty clinics in severe psoriasis and CTCL with Dr. Jessica Kaffenberger, a specialty clinic in complex medical dermatology with Dr. Jessica Kaffenberger and a pigmented lesions clinic with Dr. Trotter.
Residents spend extensive amounts of time at Nationwide Children's Hospital with board certified pediatric dermatologists, Dr. Patricia Witman and Dr. Joy Mosser. These clinics provide an excellent education opportunity to learn diagnosis and management of both common and rare pediatric dermatological diseases.
: Residents become proficient in the full spectrum of dermatologic surgery through regularly scheduled clinics staffed by Dr. Carr, a Mohs surgeon at the Gahanna Officenter Place Mohs unit and the Columbus VA clinic, Dr. Fabbro at the correctional facility, Dr. Mosser at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Dr. Carr at resident continuity surgical clinics.
: Dr. Benjamin Kaffenberger is the contact dermatitis clinician who operates a dedicated contact dermatitis practice that provides an exceptional opportunity for residents to develop expertise in contact dermatitis.
: A dedicated PUVA and NB-UVB center provides an opportunity for residents to gain experience using phototherapy.
: There is a monthly laser clinic directed by Dr. Massick during which residents perform pulsed dye laser (PDL) procedures for rosacea, warts and other PDL responsive dermatologic conditions.
: There is minimal exposure to cosmetic dermatology in our program, as we consider this a peripheral, non-essential part of dermatology.