Marcus B. Goodman, D.O., FAAD, FAOCD
Board Certified Dermatologist
Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
Clinical Associate Professor at PCOM - Georgia Campus, Suwanee, GA
Residency Program Director, PCOM Roswell, GA
The residency program in dermatology encompasses three years of intense didactic and clinical training after completing a 1 year traditional internship, for a total of 4 years. It provides exposure to clinical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Multiple diagnostic and dermatologic physical modalities are employed for a variety of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric dermatologic conditions.
The residents are exposed on a regular basis to multiple patient ethnicities through the primary academic teaching clinic located in Roswell, Georgia (a northern suburb of Atlanta, GA). In addition to our diverse patient population, our residents gain ample experience in dermatopathology, medical mycology, phototherapy, dermatologic surgery, cutaneous oncology, superficial radiation therapy, and cosmetic dermatology.
The program emphasizes supervised, directed patient care while utilizing various surgical and physical modalities that the resident learns during the three years of the residency program. Residents will be supervised at all times with opportunities to master dermatological examinations, surgical techniques, and extensive coding/billing.
Resident didactics include weekly textbook reviews, kodachromes, dermatopathology slides/lectures, clinical images, and board review sessions. The residents also attend a monthly journal club, and monthly grand rounds at Emory University Department of Dermatology. In addition, residents participate in monthly business meetings focused on the key aspects of running a successful and efficient dermatology practice. The growth and success of the dermatology residency program at PCOM strongly depends on our dedicated teaching faculty with decades of experience.
The residents attend a variety of didactic courses including the yearly meeting of the AAD and also a variety of other seminars, such as the annual AOCD meeting, at the discretion of the program director. They are allowed a 4 weeks of elective time each year to advance their knowledge of pediatric dermatology, vascular surgery, cutaneous oncology, plastic surgery, oculoplastics, allergy, or rheumatology, and work with many other general dermatologists in the area. Residents complete multiple scholarly activities and present at both local and national meetings yearly.