The Case School of Medicine Dermatology Residency Program at the MetroHealth Medical Center Campus is directed by Harry Winfield, MD. The goal of the program is to train superb dermatologists and physcian/scientists with the highest professional and ethical standards.
There are currently four residents in this recently revised program; we are looking for two more residents to join us.
The city of Cleveland has a population of 505,616 (1990 census) with 2,759,823 people in the metropolitan area. There had been three dermatology residency training programs in Cleveland until July 1996: the Cleveland Clinic Foundation with 12 dermatology residents, and the two programs of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine: University Hospitals Case Medical Center with ten residents, and MetroHealth Medical Center with four residents. An average of ten board eligible dermatologists were graduated each year, and many of them stayed in the Cleveland metropolitan area, joining the 135 present members of the Cleveland Dermatologic Society.
MetroHealth is a leader among public hospital systems across the country. MetroHealth is owned by Cuyahoga County and provides health care for the largest number of uninsured patients in the state. Approximately 5% of its budget comes from a county subsidy, 11% from Care Assurance, a federally funded program administered by the State of Ohio to provide care for the uninsured indigent, and the rest from private insurance and Medicaid.
MetroHealth is located nine miles from the main CWRU campus, close to downtown Cleveland. MetroHealth has nearly 14,000 outpatient visits each year, with a very diverse patient population. Approximately 15% of its outpatients are children. Private faculty patients are seen simultaneously with the residents' cases. Of the residents' cases, 20% are privately insured, including Medicare; 40% are Medicaid; and 40% are uninsured. The focus of the four full-time faculty is on patient supervision, teaching residents and students, and attendance at the dermatologic community activities such as city-wide grand rounds.
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Apply to the Program
We are now accepting applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The deadline is November 1.
For More Information
Medical Education Coordinator, Department of Dermatology
Office: 216-778-4973 or 216-778-2613