San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC)
Dermatology Residency Program
Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), San Antonio, TX
SAUSHEC is one of two major Department of Defense (DoD) multi-service graduate health education platforms; the other is National Capital Consortium (NCC) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. SAUSHEC is the second largest DoD physician graduate medical education (GME) platform, largest for the Air Force, and it is the largest DoD site for Graduate Allied Health Education (GAHE). SAUSHEC hosts the training of over 700 U.S. military officers in 36 Graduate Medical Education (GME) and 24 Graduate Allied Health Education (GAHE) specialty programs. Its graduates are prepared to lead in serving the medical needs of the U.S. military across the globe. SAUSHEC falls under the command structure of the San Antonio Military Health System
(SAMHS), with Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and the 59th Medical Wing’s Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC) functioning as the two primary training sites. BAMC functions as the Department of Defense’s largest hospital (425 beds) and only Level 1 trauma center.
The SAUSHEC Dermatology Residency Program is a combined Army/Air Force training program accredited for up to 21 residents, typically 12 Army and 9 Air Force. There are typically 10-12 faculty, many of whom are subspecialists. The residency program provides full spectrum medical, surgical, laser, and cosmetic dermatology care for all ages and residents rotate through a myriad of subspecialties to include Dermatopathology, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Pediatric Dermatology, Laser/Cosmetic Dermatology, Phototherapy, and Patch clinic. Additional training agreements are in place for outside rotations to augment Inpatient Dermatology among other areas.
Mission / Vision
The mission of the SAUSHEC Dermatology Program is to provide an extensive clinical, procedural, and pathological experience that, when accompanied by detail-rich academics, educational resources, and mentorship, produces exceptional military officers and dermatologists who engage in the ethical and compassionate practice of medicine while providing safe, high-quality health care to patients.
- Produce competent physicians who will be leaders in the military and dermatology.
- Educate residents on the philosophy of lifelong learning.
- Produce compassionate residents who engage in volunteerism in the local and global community.
- Instill the ultimate goal to provide safe, high quality health care to patients.
- Establish the pursuit of innovation, dermatological excellence, and education of others.
- Focus on the military-unique aspects of dermatology, particularly down-range morphological diagnosis and post-battlefield Wounded Warrior care.
Additional Curriculum and Locations Offered
Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center:
Phototherapy/Patch Testing; Resident Clinical Liaison; Teledermatology; Laser; Mohs; Dermatopathology
Brooke Army Medical Center:
Rheumatology; Inpatient Dermatology
University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas:
Children’s Hospital of San Antonio:
Sonic Healthcare (South Texas Dermatopathology Lab) and Sagis Dermatopathology: