THE rather obvious primary goal of a combination type training program in dermatology such as ours at The University of Chicago is to develop a variety of types of highly competent professional people who can effectively contribute to the alleviation of the great burden of human disease which afflicts the skin or is in some way related to the skin. In the main these people are physicians who become the practitioners, teachers, and investigators of our specialty. In as many cases as possible we strive to stimulate our physician trainees to develop competence along more than one of these three lines.
In addition, our program also aims to provide an effective working center in which nonphysician basic scientists can develop an orientation toward the multitude of fascinating problems which are relevant to the skin and its disorders as a substrate on which to focus their energies and at the same
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