Dermatology Residency

Department of Dermatology and Skin Science

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


The first portion of Dr. Tripp’s residency program consisted of two years of general medicine (a one-year rotating internship and one year of internal medicine) which allowed him to receive a license to practice general medicine. This was followed by three years of dedicated dermatology training. Dr. Tripp’s residency included specialty clinics dealing with skin cancer, connective tissue diseases, laser therapy, hair loss, psoriasis, warts, ulcers, and immunodermatology. He received additional training in Seattle, San Francisco and Jerusalem courtesy of grants he was awarded from the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the American Contact Dermatitis Society, and the Canadian Dermatology Foundation respectively. He was very active academically and served as Chief Resident for one year.


Melanoma Fellowship

New York University Skin and Cancer Unit, New York, NY

Supervised by Dr. Alfred W. Kopf, Head, Oncology Section


Dr. Tripp trained for one year under Dr. Alfred W. Kopf. Dr. Kopf was Head of the Oncology Section at the NYU Skin and Cancer Unit, Chairman of the International Foundation for Dermatology and President of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is a world-renowned expert on melanoma, and helped devise the well-known “ABCD”s of melanoma.

Medical Doctor Degree (MD)

Faculty of Medicine

McGill University, Montreal, Canada


Dr. Tripp was involved in dermatologic research during his medical school training, and was on the Dean’s Honour List.


Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc)

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Faculty of Science

McGill University, Montreal, Canada


Dr. Tripp graduated on the Dean’s Honour List and with Great Distinction.