Date Posted: Mar 8, 2018
The Department of Dermatology, Columbia University Medical Center in New York is pleased to announce a clinical fellowship in Contact Dermatitis and Occupational Dermatology. The focus of this fellowship is to develop academic dermatologists who will become leaders in the field of contact dermatitis. The fellow will learn how to diagnose and manage patients with all forms of contact dermatitis, including irritant, allergic and occupational dermatitis. He / she will develop expertise in deciding which allergens to test, learn how to interpret patch test results based on each patient’s history and physical examination, and will gain experience designing avoidance strategies giving the greatest chance of curing patients of longstanding allergic contact dermatitis. Among the many referred patients will be those without contact dermatitis. Therefore, fellows will have the additional opportunity to see and treat severe atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, immunobullous diseases , cutaneous T cell lymphoma and other complex medical dermatologic diseases. The fellow will have 1.5 days of protected time weekly to maintain the database of all patients who have undergone patch testing and for the pursuit of at least one mentored academic project.
The applicant must be have completed at least a PGY-1 year and have a New York State license. Board-eligible or board certified candidates in dermatology will be given preference.
Interested applicants should email a letter describing their background and interest in the program, curriculum vitae and the names of two references to Donald V. Belsito, M.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to Grace Ulerio (email@example.com).