DERM 7183

Advanced Dermatology


Joshua Hill
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


Prerequisite Note: University of Minnesota students need to have taken the prerequisite course DERM 7182.  Visiting students do not need this specific course, but do need prior experience or clerkship in dermatology.

Catalog Description: This course is appropriate for medical students interested in pursuing Dermatology as a career. Students will gain further experience in all aspects of dermatology, including medical dermatology, dermatologic surgery, pediatric dermatology and dermatopathology. Students must have prior knowledge of lesion description and diagnoses of common dermatologic conditions. The rotation will have greater emphasis on differential diagnoses, diagnostic tests and management ideas. Students will participate in patient discussions, presentation in clinics, dermatology resident didactic sessions and journal clubs. Students will generate differential diagnoses, diagnostic tests and management plans for common dermatologic conditions and will participate in Grand Rounds discussions. Students will be required to give an oral presentation (8 minutes) of a research interest or a dermatologic condition of interest. Students will meet with the Residency Program Director(s) and/or Department Chair regarding the advising and application process.


 Note: Contact the Course Coordinator for any syllabi for previous years. 


View site addresses by clicking on the site name below or visiting the site codes table.

Site Code Site Name Notes

Clinics and Surgery Center - Dermatology Clinic

M Health Fairview Pediatric Specialty Clinic - Discovery

Clinics and Surgery Center - Maple Grove

M Health Fairview Clinic - Eagan

M Health Fairview Pediatric Specialty Clinic - Woodbury

M Health Fairview Clinic - Burnsville

Hennepin Healthcare Clinic and Specialty Center

All students go to the CSC and Discovery Clinic and may also be assigned to Hennepin Healthcare and other M Health Fairview clinics off campus. See * below the table for more details.

*For students placed within the M Health Fairview system: In addition to being scheduled in Dermatology provider clinics on the University campus, you may also potentially be assigned to Dermatology provider clinics that are off campus and may be located in suburban communities (Maple Grove, Eagan, Woodbury).  Please notify the course director, Dr. Christina Boull, and the course coordinator as soon as possible if transportation will be an issue during your rotation so they can notify the department scheduler.

Required session attendance: Students are required to attend Orientation and resident didactics on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm

Direct patient care: Yes

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling. Additional spots may be available by arrangement. Should be taken in early spring of 3rd year through fall of 4th year.

Grading Scale: H/E/S/N

Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Course equivalency: Does not apply