DERM 7185

Dermatology Research


Joshua Hill
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered



Catalog Description: Almost all students who do a dermatology research rotation are interested in pursuing a career in dermatology. While a rotation in dermatology research may help your application, it is by no means a guarantee. Research may be done for credit (8 wk maximum), or volunteer service. The main reasons to do a rotation are: 1) interest in research; 2) demonstration of interest to apply to dermatology residency; 3) recommendation letter from faculty mentor; and/or 4) possible publication. In general, 8 weeks is the minimum requirement, 3 months or more is preferable. It is ideal to complete the research rotation before October of your fourth year. Please note that mentoring requires a substantial time investment in you by the mentor. Part of the "unspoken agreement" between you and the mentor is that you complete the project regardless of whether or not you match in dermatology.


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


Site Code

Site Name



Unspecified Site for Academic/Research Purposes

Site depends on project

Required session attendance: As required by faculty mentor

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

Direct patient care: No

Consent Requirement: Arranged. Please email the course coordinator for permission to schedule.

Grading Scale: H/E/S/N

Allow repetition of course: Repetition allowed up to 2 times

Course equivalency: Does not apply