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UC San Diego Department of Dermatology Residency Program

The University of California San Diego Department of Dermatology Residency Training Program is an ACGME accredited three-year training program that is designed to provide outstanding training in dermatology. The residency allows our residents to achieve program goals with extensive clinical experience and a degree of flexibility to focus and develop specific areas of interest. 

Our Goals

  1. To train well-rounded clinicians through didactic and clinical exposure
  2. To cultivate dermatologists who will contribute to the specialty in a meaningful way through scholarship, leadership, and service
  3. To provide opportunities to expand culture competence and train socially responsible physicians
  4. To promote and protect the wellness of the dermatology residency program by optimizing the core values of well-being


UC San Diego School of Medicine is the region’s only medical school and a top-tier academic medical center. As a dermatology resident, you will have exposure to a renowned community of physicians and academic researchers. Your curriculum will include:

  • Clinical training in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Continuity clinic
  • Didactic education 
  • Grand rounds & conferences
  • Choice of electives 

Your clinical training will take place at several sites in San Diego including:

Learn more about our clinical sites and rotations.

Program Director

Dr. Taraneh Paravar

Taraneh Paravar, MD
Clinical Profile; Academic Profile 

How to Apply

We welcome your interest and look forward to receiving your application.

Application Requirements

Support Our Work

We are proud to train future clinicians and leaders in dermatology. Your donation will support education-related activities such as the purchase of books and dermatoscopes, travel to educational conferences, and a lectureship series.

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