The fellow will participate in consultations sent in from all of these hospitals and have ready access to all of the dermatopathology-related cases at these institutions. These additional dermatopathology cases total over 10,000. Trainees having completed pathology programs will be expected to attend and participate in all of the dermatology conferences. Conversely, trainees coming out of dermatology residency programs will be expected to attend relevant Department of Pathology & Immunology conferences and selected Department of Dermatology conferences. The fellow will present some didactic sessions, but this responsibility is not onerous. The fellow will be expected to participate in an investigative project which may be clinically-oriented or more basic research.
There are numerous opportunities for research with any of the members of the departments of Pathology & Immunology and Dermatology. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in city-wide conferences in which both patients and interesting dermatopathologic cases are presented. Graduated responsibility in dermatopathology will be provided predominantly throughout the experience at Ben Taub Hospital, part of the Harris Health System. Some training in laboratory management is also provided.