DERM 7183

Advanced Dermatology


Jane Boyer
Course Coordinator

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    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.

    Sites: Students will go to the following FU sites:

    • Clinics and Surgery Center, Dermatology Clinic - 3rd floor, 909 Fulton Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 AND
    • Pediatric Specialty Care Explorer Clinic, Riverside East Building/12th floor, 2450 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55455
    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. Maria Hordinsky, and Jane Boyer 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 resident didactics on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.

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

    Direct patient care: Yes

    Consent Requirement: Arranged. Please submit a request to schedule using the form linked below.

    DERM Arranged Electives Form

    Course Objectives: Students will gain further experience in dermatology and exposure to subspecialties in dermatology. Students will understand the pathophysiology of dermatologic conditions. This course will prepare students for the dermatology residency application process.

    Graded Components: 

    • Clinical Assessment
    • Presentation to faculty/residents

    Grading Scale: H/E/S/N


    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type: No

    Course equivalency: N/A

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    Course evaluation: MedHub