Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) offers a pediatric dermatology training program accredited by the American Board of Dermatology, initiated in 2006 by Dr. Ronald Hansen. Since 2010, the fellowship is under the direction of Dr. Harper Price.
PCH is now accepting applications for 2 Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship positions through the San Francisco match for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applicants must be graduates or actively in-training at an approved allopathic or osteopathic dermatology residency program. These are 12 month positions with salary based on post-graduate year of training. We expect fellows to take the pediatric dermatology certifying exam after completion of the fellowship. At this time we are not eligible to consider graduates of foreign medical training or those in Canadian training programs.
PCH has a very busy dermatology service with four full-time attendings, part-time staff and two satellite clinics. Fellows will staff both inpatient hospital consults as well as busy daily outpatient clinics. One half day a week is donated to both laser and surgical procedures in the operating room. Fellows will perform and assist procedures utilizing five types of cutaneous lasers as well as excisions, biopsies and other surgical procedures in the operating room. Fellows take an active part in all of our subspecialty clinics and observe the multidisciplinary approach to complicated patients with vascular malformations and tumors , genetic skin diseases and pigmented lesions.
Scheduled didactic time for fellows includes a monthly Journal Club, textbook review and pediatric dermatopathology case review. A weekly one half day continuity clinic for fellows was established in 2010. Opportunities also exist for those fellows interested to join and/or initiate investigator-led clinical studies in our department. As directed by the American Board of Dermatology, scholarly projects are encouraged throughout the fellowship year.
Fellows will attend the Society for Pediatric Dermatology winter meeting as well as the annual Summer meeting and are encouraged to submit abstracts for presentation at both meetings. Fellows will also attend the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. A stipend for continuing medical education is given to assists in the travel and meeting costs. An excellent local course on Melanoma and Dermoscopy, offered by Mayo Clinic, is often attended by our fellows to enhance dermoscopy skills.
Opportunities to see patients in unique environments include our quarterly clinic in Nogales, Arizona at St. Andrews Children’s Clinic where members of our staff volunteer to staff a dermatology clinic for those children in need on either side of the border. Dermatology services are also offered at Dr. Randy Christensen’s (a CNN Hero in 2007) Crews’n Healthmobile and his stationary clinic at UMOM New Day Center which serves as a shelter for homeless families, staffed by Dr. Hogeling.