Galderma Laboratories has pledged $450,000 to help support the dermatology residency program at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
The pledge brings Galderma's support of the program to $900,000 since its inception, according to company reports. The dermatology residency program at Baylor Dallas was initiated by Galderma's initial gift in 2009 that provided the program's first two residents with funding for the three-year program.
Baylor Dallas reportedly launched the dermatology residency program in 2009 to help stem the dermatology residency shortage. The program operates under the leadership of Alan Menter, M.D., and Dan McCoy, M.D., program directors for the residency program and physicians on the medical staff at Baylor.
The program offers six residency training positions, with two residents selected each year to receive Galderma's funding. The cost of educating a dermatology resident is approximately $225,000 for the three-year program, according to Galderma and Baylor Dallas press reports.