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Dermatology Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in the North Shore LIJ Health System Dermatology Training Program.

Over the three year period of training, our trainees are exposed to general and specialty medical dermatology for all age groups, procedural dermatology and dermatopathology via a patient base comprised of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and dermatologic disease burden. Our full-time faculty provide expert instruction in virtually all subspecialty areas within dermatology.

The clinical training experience at NSLIJ emphasizes a newly implemented continuity based training approach which is resident-centered with the hope of enhancing the trainee’s experience and depth of training with respect to patient care, practice based learning, medical knowledge, systems based practice, interpersonal and communications skills, and professionalism. Through achieving an experience that incorporates care of patients over the continuum of disease, trainees will have the right preparation and experiences required for the independent practice of dermatology upon completion of training. Development of special interests and expertise during residency within requirements of the American Board of Dermatology will also be encouraged.

In general, training is provided through daily supervised clinical experiences, monthly clinical grand rounds, as well as a structured core curriculum supplemented with journal club, kodachrome sessions, morbidity and mortality discussions, evidence based sessions along with clinical and scientific conferences with other regional residency programs. The trainee’s experience is further enhanced through occasional participation in clinical trials and other individualized research experiences.

In the coming years, the Department also aims to support accredited fellowship training programs in pediatric dermatology, procedural dermatology and dermatopathology which will serve to further enhance the trainee’s experience.

Our primary training site will be based at our new state-of-the-art facility which will house and support our clinical, training, education, research and administrative efforts. Residents will also have the training experience associated with active inpatient consultation services at North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and the Cohen’s Childrens’ Hospital.

Our ideal candidate is a highly competent, intellectually curious, compassionate and dedicated physician who will make substantial contributions to the field of dermatology. 

Dr. Joni Mazza, MD
Assistant Program Director
Department of Dermatology
North Shore LIJ Health System
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

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