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Residency Program

Meet Residency Program Director Dr. Sacharitha Bowers

Read why Dr. Sacharitha Bowers, residency program director and SIU Medicine alumna, thinks SIU Dermatology is a "true gem" and how the program will help residents like you achieve your full potential.

Meet Dr. Bowers

About Us

From the beginning, resident education has been the heart of SIU Dermatology. Our dermatologists are enthusiastic teachers and learners, and we endeavor to provide our residents with excellent and enjoyable training in medical dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and dermatopathology.  Responsibility and autonomy are advanced according to the abilities of the learner, such that residents are well-prepared for independent practice upon completion of the program. We pride ourselves on a collegial and supportive environment and continually strive to treat our patients with the same attention and respect that we would desire for our own families.


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Stipends, Leave, Benefits & More

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Benefits Provided by Dermatology Program

Books & Equipment:
The division purchases the required dermatology, dermatopathology, and dermatologic surgery textbooks for each resident. A camera and dermatoscope are provided to each resident to use during their training period.

Ongoing Professional Development:
Indiana University Basic Science Course (residents may attend each year; registration and housing covered)
American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting (may attend each year; registration covered)
Scripps Superficial Anatomy and Cutaneous Surgery (may attend during the PGY4 year; registration and a stipend toward housing are covered)
Residents have the option of attending Chicago Dermatology meetings
A total of six interview days during PGY4 year

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