The Department of Pathology at Wake Forest School of Medicine trains one American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited dermatopathology fellow each year.

Why Train at Wake Forest?

At Wake Forest, dermatopathology fellows have the opportunity to view a high volume of diagnostically challenging cases that encompass numerous diseases. Approximately 7,000 dermatopathology-related specimens are accessioned each year, of which the Department of Dermatology generates approximately half, and approximately 15,000 specimens are generated from private practice. Additionally, slide study sets/teaching boxes including over 10,000 slides are available for learning.

Education and Training

Dermatology-trained fellows will spend an equivalent of eight months in anatomical pathology, and pathology-trained fellows will spend an equivalent of eight months in the dermatology clinics.

Learn more about the Dermatopathology Fellowship curriculum.

Research Highlights

Fellows are encouraged to pursue research. Opportunities include:

  • Clinical research
  • Molecular studies
  • Case reports

Program Benefits Highlights

As a fellow of Wake Forest you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-call resources (rooms, meals, etc.)
Learn more about the all standard benefits available to Wake Forest Fellows. Program-specific benefits, if available, can be found on the program application page.