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 Dermatology Residency Overview

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​​​​​​​​​​​​A Message from the Dermatology Program Director

The goal of the Marshfield Clinic Dermatology Residency is to provide trainees with the education and practical experience that will enable them to deliver superior specialized care to patients with diseases of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. This experience will be varied, broad, progressive and systematic. The three-year program is designed to follow an initial training year in the fundamental clinical skills discipline. Training will include instruction in the pertinent basic sciences, all clinical areas that bear upon the specialty of dermatology, and training in research and teaching.

Residents will be provided:

  • Suitable institutional environment
  • Cooperative and supportive administrative authority
  • Stable financial base
  • Enthusiastic, competent, and available staff
  • Adequate patient population
  • Modern, efficient equipment and space
  • Satisfactory liaison with other disciplines that relate to dermatology

We design our curriculum to accommodate a variety of learning styles, including a blend of traditional lectures, discussion groups, independent readings, quizzes, resident-driven didactics, Socratic methodology, problem-based learning, interdisciplinary and team-based learning, literature reviews, and excellent clinical teaching with direct supervision and progressive autonomy.

It is the philosophy of the dermatology department that good dermatologists require strong clinical mentorship, fostered foundations in critical thinking, a happy work environment, and experiences with a broad variety of patient diseases.

For 40 years the Marshfield Clinic has actively participated in the year-round training of dermatology residents. Established in 1963 by Marshfield Clinic's first dermatologist, Dr. Stephan Epstein, the Dermatology Residency is the oldest of Marshfield Clinic - Marshfield Medical Center (previously Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital) residency programs. We provide general medical dermatology clinics, pediatric dermatology clinics, Mohs surgery clinics, hospital inpatient consultation services, dermatopathology service rotations, and a strong resident continuity clinic experience.

We will select two dermatology resident candidates each year to train for a total expected period of three years beginning in the PGY-2 year. Our total complement of residents will be six residents.

If you have further questions about our program, please contact us.

Erik J Stratman MD Erik J. Stratman, M.D.
Program Director
Dermatology Residency Program   
Marshfield Medical Center
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
1-800-541-2895 or 715-389-4151



Aimie Eckelberg  Aimie Eckelberg 
  Program Coordinator
  Dermatology Residency Program
  Marshfield Medical Center
  1000 North Oak Avenue
  Marshfield, WI 54449
  Phone: 1-800-541-2895 or 715-389-4151