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Pediatric Fellowship

Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Program

About the Program

During our one-year fellowship program, we aim to train fellows in the academic and clinical practices of pediatric dermatology. Through our curriculum, we provide the foundation for our fellows to deliver exceptional care and be important contributors to the advancement of pediatric dermatology. Through ample opportunities in specialty care/services, academic pursuits and research, our fellows can prepare for diverse careers in pediatric dermatology. 


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The fellow will participate in and occasionally lead weekly educational conferences, including journal and book review, complex case discussion, and topics of the fellows choosing, present at meetings, review pathology slides, and contribute to the Department's research and scholarly activities. The fellowship will be tailored to the trainee's interests (e.g. procedural pediatric dermatology, other) in an effort to foster areas of clinical or research or research expertise.

The overall program goals are for the fellow to master each of the following: 

  • General Pediatric Dermatology- The fellow will be assigned to these clinics every week of their training. All clinics will be staffed by an attending physician. The fellow will obtain exposure to all aspects of general pediatric dermatology during these clinics including acute and chronic outpatient care. Responsibilities and expectations will increase with time in the program.
  • Inpatient Pediatric Dermatology Consultation Service- The fellow will participate on this service multiple times per week. Learning will take place at the patient bedside with the attending physician assigned to this service. 
  • Dermatologic Surgery- The fellow will participate in dedicated dermatologic surgery clinics at least three times per month. Cases will include, but are not limited to, excisions, biopsies, injections, and nail procedures. Cases are done in the OR and outpatient clinic setting. Interested fellows may have additional experiences with our plastic surgery colleagues. 
  • Dermatopathology- The fellow will meet at least once a month to participate in dermatopathology case conference. 
  • Laser Surgery- The fellow will participate in dedicated procedure clinics at least two times per month. They will receive exposure and hands-on cases with a variety of different lasers. This includes pulse dye laser for treatment of vascular malformations. 
  • Multidisciplinary Care- The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in various multidisciplinary clinics and case conferences. Once a month, the fellow will attend the Vascular Anomalies Conference. The fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in our combined Dermatology- Rheumatology and Neurocutaneous clinic. 
  • Dermatology Scholarly Efforts- The Department of Dermatology maintains an active research program in clinical research and quality improvement. The fellow is expected to participate in at least one primary research project from inception to completion/publication under the guidance of the department's research faculty and/or university faculty where appropriate. 


How to Apply 

  • The University of South Carolina Pediatric Dermatology Program participates in the San Franscico Match (SF) 
  • Our SF Match Number is 5687
  • We currently accept one fellow per year.
  • Applicants must submit a CV, personal statement illustrating their professional goals and motivation for fellowship training, and two letters of recommendation in order to be considered for an interview.
  • Trainees in our program must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or possess the appropriate documentation to allow the Fellow to legally train at the Medical University of South Carolina.
  • International medical graduates must have a valid ECFMG Certificate as well as successful completion of USMLE steps 1, 2, and 3.
  • Information about application deadlines can be found here.

Any inquiries regarding the pediatric dermatology fellowship should be directed to our program coordinator, Mark Lynch, at (843) 876-5074 or