Visiting Lectureship Program

Society for Pediatric Dermatology Nancy Esterly Pediatric Dermatology Visiting Lectureship

The purpose of the SPD Nancy Esterly Pediatric Dermatology Visiting Lectureship is to encourage dermatology residency programs to benefit from a two-day visit from a pediatric dermatologist. The visiting lecturer would spend two days at the host institution conducting lectures, seminars, or rounds with dermatology residents, medical students, and faculty.

>> Click here to see the 2024 application form.

ACGME-approved dermatology residency programs in the U.S. or programs accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada are eligible to submit applications for this program.

The next deadline for submission will be May 1, 2024. The successful applicant program(s) may schedule the visit for any time during the calendar year 2024 or early 2025.

Three Visiting Lectureships are now awarded annually with a minimum of one visit to a HBCU or a dermatology residency program with a high proportion of Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM) residents. The application form also lists options for a virtual or onsite visit.

The Awards Committee will review all applications. Awarded lectureships will be selected based on the need of the program and those would most benefit from the visit.

Click here to see current SPD Members who have volunteered to be available as a mentor during a Visiting Lectureship visit. ​

The actual format and schedule of the visit will be flexible and can be tailored to the host institution’s needs. Examples of suggested activities include: grand rounds, resident lectures and small group sessions, consultation/teaching rounds on current patients, dinner lectures as part of a local dermatology society meeting, journal clubs, complex case reviews with select faculty or subspecialty groups, or even meetings with department or program chairs to discuss pediatric dermatology services and/or program growth.

Based on past lectureship visits, the SPD asks that the institutions include the following primary components in the proposed agenda for a visit: grand rounds, 2 resident lectures and a 1/2 day as teaching attending in clinic. Here are a few more specific suggestions to help you construct your visit application:

  • There should be a focal point lecture that includes the entire department, perhaps with opportunities for the pediatric department to attend
  • There should be some unstructured time (at least 1 hour) for residents to spend with their guest, over a meal for example
  • Patient viewing is a great learning tool and a very concrete way of teaching. Visits should optimally have a grand rounds format of patient viewing or digital case presentations of patients from the institution.
  • Time with residents (and possibly staff) for morning/noon conference that might consist of case presentations, unknowns, or formal lectures.
  • Optional time set aside to establish mentoring relationships with residents who are particularly interested in pursuing pediatric dermatology
  • A full day is optimal, however, a visit could include time on a second day if requested
  • A solitary one (1) hour talk is not acceptable for a visit application

The SPD will provide an honorarium to the Visiting Lecturer, along with reimbursement for travel, lodging, and meal expenses for two days.

Please contact Emily Schoenbaechler, SPD’s Communications Manager at if you have any questions or need assistance completing the application.

2018 Lectureship Recipients

University of Mississippi - Bernard Cohen, MD, visiting lecturer
Tufts University - Kimberly Morel, MD, visiting lecturer

2017 Lectureship Recipients

LSU Department of Dermatology - Jane Bellet, MD, visiting lecturer
Roger Williams Medical Center - Beth Drolet, MD, visiting lecturer
Stroger Hospital of Cook County - Sarah Chamlin, MD, visiting lecturer

2016 Lectureship Recipient

Wake Forest University - Ilona Frieden, MD, visiting lecturer

2015 Lectureship Recipients

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium - Larry Schachner, MD, visiting lecturer
Scott and White Dermatology - Dawn Davis, MD, visiting lecturer

2014 Lectureship Recipients

Georgia Regents University - Howard Pride, MD, visiting lecturer
University of Virginia - Neil Prose, MD, visiting lecturer

2013 Lectureship Recipients

The University of Iowa - Beth Drolet, MD, visiting lecturer
Wake Forest University - Elaine Siegfried, MD, visiting lecturer

2012 Lectureship Recipients

Drexel University - Howard Pride, MD, visiting lecturer
Southern Illinois University - Neil Prose, MD, visiting lecturer