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Dermatology – UI Health/JBVA

Updated: 04/19/23

Must be an M4 student. If you are an M3, please refer to ELEC452: Fundamentals of Dermatology

Clinical electives (4 weeks). The dermatology elective provides opportunity for individuals interested in dermatology to pursue further clinical exposure in the Department of Dermatology.

By the end of the clinical clerkship, a student should be able to:

  • Perform a thorough skin examination
  • Accurately describe skin lesions using precise dermatologic language
  • Formulate a differential diagnosis and construct a logical treatment plan for common dermatologic diagnosis.

The competencies achieved by a student involved in the research elective clerkship will vary according to the project undertaken by the student under the guidance of the faculty.

Students involved in the clinical elective may attend lectures, seminars and the Dermatology Clinical Conference (i.e., Grand Rounds). The dermatology textbook is available online at MD consult and the departmental website has other teaching materials. Instructional materials also include medical student curriculum hosted at American Academy of Dermatology website.

Made on basis of attending staff evaluations of clinical performance. Attending, resident, and student interactions and well as the student’s daily clinic performance will be taken into consideration when evaluating the students.

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  • Program Number

    ELEC 602

  • Program Contacts

    Program Director: Michelle Bain, MD
    Coordinator: Barbara Balleza


  • Program Information

    Location: UI Health/ JBVA

    Duration: 4 Weeks
    Night Call: N/A
    Weekends: No (for clinical elective) Weekends: No (for research elective)
    Students Accepted: UI Health/ JBVA- Total- 5 students per elective
    Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes (students are paired with a resident)
    Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 20-40
    Laboratory*: 40 – Only if participating in a research elective
    Outpatient: 40
    Inpatient: N/A
    Total Hours /Week: 40 *Clinical or laboratory research elective.

  • Reporting Instructions

    Mandatory orientation will take place at 7:30am on the first day of the rotation (unless instructed otherwise via email), at 808 S. Wood Street in the College of Medicine East building, Dermatology Conference Room 379.