from the Bulletin
The doctoral program is an academic, course-based program that provides clinical dermatology training with a sound basis in the fundamentals of dermatologic science. While students enrolled in the doctoral program will continue coursework in clinical dermatology with direct patient contact and in classroom settings, a major portion of the third and fourth years of this program is devoted to original clinical and/or laboratory-based independent research under the guidance of a faculty member to fulfill a rigorous thesis requirement. This includes literature review, experimental design, publication(s) of research findings in peer-reviewed journals, and writing of a high-quality thesis. In addition, 8 credits of coursework at the Boston University School of Public Health are required.