Residents will train at the UC Davis Department of Dermatology/Dermatopathology located on 3301 C Street. The busy dermatopathology service signs out more than 25,000 specimens annually, including 2,000 in outside consultation and 500 using direct immunofluorescence. The rotation provides the opportunity to sign out with both clinical dermatologists and dermatopathologists.  

During the rotation, residents are encouraged to shadow dermatology residents in clinics and the hospital in select cases. Approximately 20 didactic lectures are given throughout the course of the year covering the fundamentals of dermatopathology. Additionally, there are weekly dermatopathology slide case conferences presented by staff dermatopathologists and Dermatopathology clinicopathologic correlation conferences.