Rotation Contact

Ms. Cherie Ezuka
Phone: 919-843-5539

First Day Information:

Your schedule will be emailed to you prior to the start of your rotation.

Welcome Note

EPIC Guide

Goals and Objectives

Overall Educational Goal:

The goal of the dermatology rotation is to provide residents with the knowledge, skills, and clinical experience necessary to recognize, and manage those dermatologic conditions encountered in pediatric practice which usually do not require referral to a dermatologist. Also, the experience should provide an understanding of the role of the dermatologist as consultant and of the various skin disorders which should be referred.


  • Describe the differential diagnosis of scaling lesions, macular or papular lesions, vesiculobullous lesions, pustular lesions, purpuric lesions, pruritic rashes, and hypopigmented and hyperpigmented lesions. (MK)
  • Demonstrate proper use of common dermatologic preparations (i.e. creams vs. lotions vs. ointments; topical steroids of varying potency; compresses, dressings, etc.). (MK)
  • Demonstrate competence in diagnosing and managing atopic dermatitis. (PC)
  • Demonstrate competence in diagnosing and managing mild to moderate acne. (PC)
  • Identify, describe the pathophysiology, and manage the following conditions: (PC)
    • Acute urticaria and erythema multiforme
    • Contact dermatitis
    • Superficial pyoderma (impetigo)
    • Dermatophyte infections (tinea capitis, tinea corporis, tinea pedis, tinea versicolor)
    • Intertrigo
    • Monilia skin rashes
    • Diaper rashes
    • Seborrheic dermatitis
    • Uncomplicated vascular disorders (malformations and hemangiomas)
    • Papulosquamous and related disorders (Pityriasis rosea, lichen planus, lichen nitidus, psoriasis)
    • Scabies
    • Pediculosis (pubic, body, head)
    • Viral skin diseases (HSV, warts, molluscum contagiosum)
    • Arthropod and insect bites
  • Demonstrate competence in the following procedures: (PC)
    • Scabies prep
    • KOH prep
    • Use of Wood’s light
    • Identification of lice and nits
  • Understand the principles of preventing sun damage including the use of topical sun block agents. (PC)
  • Understand the role of the dermatologist in terms of consultations and referrals. (SBP)
  • Recognize common skin lesions as manifestations of systemic diseases. (MK, PC)


The resident will be evaluated by faculty members in dermatology based on his/her performance in clinical and conference situations. One faculty member will use the online evaluation form to provide a consensus evaluation.

Learning Activities of the Rotation:

The primary learning activities are precepted clinical experiences in the dermatologic clinics and teaching conferences (Kodachrome conference). Residents are expected to read in available texts about specific entities encountered. Computer assisted case learning exercises are also available.

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