Dermatology Residency Program Ranked No. 14 in Country

October 31, 2014

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s residency program in dermatology has been ranked No. 14 in the country in a study published in the October issue of the clinical dermatology journal Cutis.

The study, conducted by three members of the staff at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles, ranked the nation’s dermatology residency programs based on various academic factors, including annual funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Dermatology Foundation, the number of publications by full-time faculty members, the number of faculty lectures delivered at five annual dermatology society meetings and the number of full-time faculty members on the editorial boards of six leading dermatology journals. The methodology was based on that used to compile the annual Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The University of California, San Francisco, was the top-ranked program in the study. At No. 14, Wake Forest Baptist was the second-highest rated program in the Southeast, behind only 12th-ranked Emory University.

Wake Forest Baptist was ranked No. 5 nationally in one of the study’s categories, the number of faculty publications.

Dermatology is not among the hospital-based adult specialties that are ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report.

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