The Dermatology Residency program is a 3-year program designed to provide advanced training in veterinary dermatology leading to ACVD certification. Residents are required to participate in: primary patient care, case discussion rounds, bi-monthly clinic-pathologic seminars, bi-monthly journal clubs, seminars and clinical conferences. Furthermore, time is provided for professional development. Residents are required to conduct a research project during their residency and submit a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed professional journal before completing their program. Failure to meet this publication requirement may delay signing of the residency certificate. The campus of the Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine includes numerous advanced research facilities, and in the Boston area there is a large concentration of biomedical research centers and human medical centers, offering numerous opportunities to develop clinical and translational research. As part of the training program, residents in the Department of Clinical Sciences are required to teach students on clinical rotations, assess student performance through student grades and clinical competency tracking, and instruct students in clinical skills laboratories.
Training will occur in the small animal and large animal hospitals of Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, and TuftsVETS (Walpole), in the greater Boston area. A major portion of the residency will be spent with one of the boarded dermatologists, however, specialists in internal medicine, pathology, cardiology, neurology, oncology, critical care/emergency medicine, ophthalmology, clinical pathology, radiology, exotics and nutrition will also provide advanced training throughout the residency period.