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No more Derm at Georgetown & George Washington

PathOne

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Interesting... ACGME has withdrawn accreditation for Derm residencies at Georgetown and George Washington effective June 30, 2007. Also, Charles R Drew and Univ of Arizona has voluntarily withdraw their Derm accreditation.
Finally, there'll be no more Dermpath training at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (which will be closed/folded into the "new" Walter Reed).
 

dermpathdoc

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Whoa, that is so sad, on so many fronts....Am certainly very upset at the AFIP deal. Guess I am not sending anything there for consultation any more. :mad:

Interesting... ACGME has withdrawn accreditation for Derm residencies at Georgetown and George Washington effective June 30, 2007. Also, Charles R Drew and Univ of Arizona has voluntarily withdraw their Derm accreditation.
Finally, there'll be no more Dermpath training at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (which will be closed/folded into the "new" Walter Reed).
 

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It is true that Georgetown and GW have lost their derm accreditations, however, this may actually be a blessing in disguise.

Starting last September the Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown dermatology departments merged, and also took on the last remaining GW resident. They are a wonderful complement to each other.

WHC typically sees darker skin in a rather underserved area of DC. Their faculty are comprised of mostly medical dermatologists. Georgetown, for the most part, sees a population with lighter skin and their faculty consists of 3 dermatopathologists (something that WHC was lacking), a Mohs surgeon, and 2 other newly-trained derms.

There is much excitement regarding this merger as the clinical experience and greater amount of pathology being seen far exceeds that prior to the merger at each of the old respective departments. Furthermore, it appears that the current resident number of 12 will continue to rise. The program is shooting to take 6 residents a year very soon (4 derm slots, 2 med-derm slots). This size rivals that of NYU, Downstate, and some of the other big name programs.

The one downside is that it does appear that the AFIP will be closing it's doors to rotators soon. That is very unfortunate. The WHC/GUH program will likely supplement that elective with one at the NIH.
 
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