Electives - Dermatology
Elective Number: 1201 (Oasis E10a)
Rotation Supervisors: Drs. Maggie Noland &
Available: Rotations 1 & 2 - Arranged & Rotations
3-14 by lottery
Duration: 4-weeks only ( R1, 2 & 5-9) & 2
or 4-weeks (R3, 4 & 10-14)
Report to: Chief Residents
Time to Report: 9:00 am
Place to Report: Dermatology Clinic Conference Room (3rd
floor Primary Care Center)
Typical day: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at didactic sessions and clinics is
mandatory. The students will be given a schedule of these at the beginning
of the rotation.
• Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact
Student Affairs and the Rotation Supervisor.
During the 4 week rotation, students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per
week for interviews between November 1 and February 1.
• During the 2 week rotation, students are expected to be present
for all 10 days in order to receive credit for the rotation.
Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service
Number of students per rotation: 4
students (rotations 1-4 & 10-12) & 2
students (rotations 5-9, 13 & 14)
Suggested Preparatory Reading: Any basic dermatology
textbook available in the library or internet sources. Please read
Course Description: Goals: The goal of the Department of
Dermatology is to provide an outstanding dermatologic experience.
This includes ensuring they attain a basic knowledge of skin disease
that will enable them to practice medicine and facilitate the passing
of dermatologic questions on national accreditation examinations.
This will be accomplished by "hands on" clinical evaluation of
patients with skin disease under the supervision of dermatology
faculty and residents. The clinical experience will be complimented
by academic small group lectures, as well as
by a written and visual examination.
In addition the department will provide counseling to those students
who are interested in pursuing a career in dermatology.
- The students will be able to obtain a history from patients
pertinent to their presenting skin disease.
- The students will be able to adequately perform physical
examination of the skin, hair, nails and mucosal surfaces as well
as describe any disease using dermatologic terminology.
- The students will be able to correlate history and physical
findings, present a differential diagnosis and formulate
diagnostic and/or treatment plans for the presenting skin
- The students will become familiar with diagnostic skin tests
(i.e. shave biopsy, punch biopsy).
- The students will be able to perform and analyze office
laboratory procedures used in diagnosing skin disorders. These
include: potassium hydroxide preps, cytodiagnostic preps, hair
mounts, parasitic mounts, wet preps, wood's lamp and patch
- The students will attend all resident and medical student
lectures. Students will be expected to report to the clinic
conference room every morning from 8:00-9:00 Tuesday - Friday.
- The students must pass the final day examination (65% or higher),
which will consist of a written exam and a slide identification exam. This
will be taken directly from the student lecture curriculum.
- The students must give a brief 10-minute verbal/visual
presentation on a topi of interest.
- Students will be assigned to an attending or resident for
clinic, Monday through Friday, morning and afternoon. Clinic
begins every morning at 9:00 and every afternoon at 1:00.
Promptness is mandatory. Students will actively participate in
patient care under the directions and supervision of the physician
they are assigned to. The student bulletin board in the conference
room will have the assignments for each student. The residents
will be in charge of assignments and any scheduling problems
should be addressed to them.
- The clinic duty ends at the conclusion of the
final patient appointment. Attendings or residents may, however, release
students earlier depending on any given circumstance.
- There is no call for students.