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Visiting Medical Student Clerkships

Dermatology (Florida)

Description

This four-week outpatient dermatology rotation is offered to help you acquire basic knowledge of dermatology. This knowledge should allow you to determine a correct diagnosis and understand the management of basic dermatologic diseases. Faculty and senior residents serve as preceptors. One elective slot is available at any given time.

  • Program director and clerkship supervisor
    • Leila Tolaymat, M.D.
  • Assistant program director
    • Olayemi Sokumbi, M.D.
  • Program coordinator
    • Cindy Fairchild

Specific goals

  1. Gather clinical information through a dermatologic history and physical examination
  2. Describe morphology of primary and secondary skin findings
  3. Develop differential diagnoses for common skin lesions and rashes
  4. Become familiar with treatment modalities for common skin lesions and rashes
  5. Observe the diversity of dermatologic conditions
  6. Become familiar with dermatologic procedures
  7. Understand the clinical and pathological correlation of dermatologic diseases
  8. Observe various dermatologic procedures, outpatient surgery, skin biopsies, and patch testing
  9. Develop an awareness of dermatologic literature

Activity outline

During this clerkship, you participate in outpatient dermatologic care. You are taught and supervised by consultants and residents. You will also observe outpatient nursing procedures and do independent study assignments. You will be asked to give a presentation at the weekly Dermatology Grand Rounds conference.

In addition, these conferences are held:

  • Tri-Site Core Curriculum (weekly)
  • Resident-led Educational Session (weekly)
  • Dermatopathology Lecture (weekly)
  • Kodachrome Session (weekly)
  • Dermatology Grand Rounds (monthly)
  • Dermatology Journal Club (monthly)
  • Dermatology Pediatrics Lecture (monthly)
  • Dermatology Surgery Lecture (monthly)

Method of evaluation

A written test is administered.

In addition to the test, faculty members evaluate you on your performance, knowledge, and other elements. These include establishing a relationship, taking appropriate histories, describing clinical findings, developing a differential diagnosis, formulating a plan, and listing a treatment ladder of therapeutic options.