Program Overview

The dermatology clerkship is designed to provide the student with an extensive, in-depth exposure to clinical dermatology. Students will be involved in the evaluation and management of patients in the adult, pediatric, and surgical dermatology clinics. Clerkship students also do the initial evaluation of inpatients on the dermatology consultation service and participate in the management of these inpatients. Participation in daily morning conferences prior to clinic hours provides students with didactic instruction through exposure to the current dermatology literature, review of material from "Principles of Dermatology" by Marks and Miller, and slide review sessions. The monthly departmental grand rounds conference and patient conference are also attended by clerkship students who are expected to hone their descriptive skills by performing morphologic descriptions of patients at the conferences. This is a four-week block with a maximum of 4 students at any given time.