Department of Dermatology

Dermatology Fellowship Program Overview


Clinical Sites

Our main site is the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which offers the fellow over 900 primary surgeon cases per year with a broad range of pathology and repairs, including interpolation flaps. 

The Jamail Specialty Care Center serves as our adjunct site. It offers extra exposure to rare pathology such as sebaceous carcinoma and cosmetic procedures. 

Fellow Weekly Schedule

The fellow performs Mohs at the VA Monday through Friday. The fellow helps supervise the VA resident excision clinic on Thursday afternoons. 

Protected academic time is on Monday afternoons. Lectures from the faculty take place on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. An annual curriculum is provided, covering anatomy, histopathology, Mohs lab setup, cutaneous oncology, billing/coding, and repairs. 

Cosmetic exposure, including laser scar revision, can be arranged on a per-patient basis. Extra exposure can be arranged based on fellow preference. 


The fellow can arrange short (1-2 days) rotations with ENT, oculoplastics, radiation oncology, and plastic surgery. The fellow can also follow shared patients to the operating room for reconstruction. 


The fellow does not take call. 


Other than Monday and Tuesday afternoon lectures, the fellow has access to two tumor boards (Mondays biweekly, Fridays biweekly) as well as pertinent Baylor Dermatology residency lectures. 

The fellowship has a private OneDrive website with a repository of materials for fellow learning. 

For academic productivity, the fellow is expected to give three lectures to the residents and submit three manuscripts or projects to the annual meeting of the American College of Mohs Surgery or for publication.