Medical Student clerkship
MEDECK 604 Clinical Dermatology Course Curriculum
The teaching curriculum for your dermatology elective has several components, and is designed to have a mix of hands-on, patient centered learning as well as interactive didactic based teaching sessions and independent learning. The essential components outside of clinics and inpatient consultations include the following (attendance required):
- Grand rounds. Every other Wednesday at 8:00 am in the 1st floor conference room, 4245 Roosevelt Way NE. A mix of clinical and basic science topics.
- Patient care conference. Alternating Wednesdays with Grand Rounds, starts at 7:45am with patient viewing in derm clinic, 4th floor 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, followed by a conference-based discussion in 4245 Roosevelt.
- Lecture series. These four weekly lectures are given by faculty and residents, and cover core topics in dermatology. Geared towards students, every Wednesday at 9am, immediately following grand rounds or patient care conference—held in the dermatology clinic—4th floor 4225 Roosevelt Way NE.
- Language of dermatology, biopsy techniques, and basic therapeutics
- Common skin lesions and skin cancers.
- Papulosquamous and eczematous dermatitis.
- Blistering disorders, drug eruptions, and life threatening dermatoses.
- Online modules. The goal of these 18 modules is to cover core dermatology topics not addressed in the lecture series and sometimes less seen clinically depending on your site. http://www.aad.org/education/students/clinical_derm_curr.htm
- Journal Club. Every other Thursday at 9AM. Review of articles or topics relevant to Dermatology. Typically presented by the residents. You are also expected to participate in the journal club discussions, and will be provided pdf files of the articles a few days prior to the meetings. Students interested in applying in dermatology are especially encouraged to present, as this allows attendings from sites other than the one they are assigned to get to know them. Those interested in presenting should let Junko Takeshita or Dr. Vary know as soon as possible to accommodate this.
- Chief resident’s rounds. Patient-based rounds led by the chief resident. For students only, every other Thursday preceding Journal Club.
- Final exam. Designed to be summative.*This is not yet complete—you won’t have an exam—or if you do, it won’t count.