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Electives - Dermatology

Cutaneous Surgery

Elective Number: 1202 (arranged)

Rotation Supervisors: Dr. Mark A. Russell

Duration: Maximum 2 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks

Available: Must contact Dr. Russell for availability

Report to: Dr. Russell

Time to Report: 8:00 am

Place to Report: Dermatology Clinic, 3rd floor Primary Care Center

Typical day: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
  • Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Number of students per rotation: 1

Restriction: Cannot take both Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery Electives 

Course Description: The objectives of this rotation are to provide a firm foundation in:

  • The diagnosis and management of benign and malignant skin tumors;
  • The prevention and management of sun-induced skin cancer;
  • Surgical technique for the office setting;
  • Suturing skills;
  • Wound management and bandaging technique;
  • The performance of local flaps and grafts;
  • Functional head and neck anatomy and
  • Medical photography.

The student will give a 10 minute presentation on a subject relevant to cutaneous surgery. This elective would be of particular interest to students interested in dermatology, head and neck surgery and plastic surgery.