Residents in dermatology and pathology spend several weeks during their training rotating through the Washington University Dermatopathology Center. They work closely with the fellow and attending dermatopathologists during daily signout, consensus conferences, and unknown slide sessions, which draw from the Center's extensive collection of study slide sets.

The educational objectives of the rotation are:

  • To become proficient in the gross examination, description and processing of cutaneous specimens;
  • To be able to recognize and discuss a wide variety of inflammatory and neoplastic skin conditions;
  • To be conversant in the special stains and ancillary tests used in the daily practice of dermatopathology, including routine histochemical stains, immunohistochemical stains and immunofluorescence

In addition to the rotation in dermatopathology, we offer weekly didactic lectures and fellow-led unknown slide sessions for dermatology residents as well as bimonthly teaching conferences for pathology residents.

Dermatopathology Lecture Series - Dermatology Residents
Pathology Teaching Schedule - Pathology Residents - Available on SharePoint

Residents interested in dermatopathology are encouraged to participate in research opportunities and to present at national dermatopathology meetings.
List of recent presentations

The Washington University Dermatopathology Center is pleased to offer informal visiting observerships for residents in dermatology and pathology from outside institutions. For more information, please contact Debbie Weber at