140.01: CLINICAL CLERKSHIP
- Erin Amerson, M.D.
In this introductory clerkship, students have daily,
direct patient contacts in various outpatient dermatology
clinics, providing broad exposure to common dermatologic
problems as well as complex, referral
based dermatologic care. The experience is supplemented by
didactic lectures, web-based learning modules and textbook readings, as well as
presentation of cases to faculty preceptors.
Develop familiarity with dermatologic vocabulary.
Learn to recognize and initiate therapy of common
dermatologic disorders. Become cognizant of uncommon
or complicated dermatologic problems that require
Skin cancers, including basal and squamous cell
carcinomas and melanoma. Inflammatory skin diseases,
including atopic and contact dermatitis and psoriasis.
Infections and infestations of the skin. Diseases
affecting skin appendages, such as acne and alopecia.
Benign tumors, such as melanocytic nevi, seborrheic
keratoses, and common birthmarks. Skin involvement
in systemic disease, such as HIV infection and lupus
Recommended Text or Reading:
Lookingbill and Marks, Principles of Dermatology.
(You may borrow the text from the Reserve Desk at the library 2-wk reserve.)
In clinics, students are supervised by faculty attendings
and dermatology residents and fellows. During their
elective, students meet with their faculty preceptor for
one or more case presentation conferences.
No night or weekend call.
Quarters Taught: Su 1 & 2B & 3, Fa 1 & 2 & 3, Wi & 2A & 3A, Sp 1
Minimum Weeks Offered: 2
Maximum Students per Block: 4
Contact Name: LauraHarrison
Contact Phone: 353-7879
Location to report to: Refer to email sent out Wednesday prior to rotation
Comments: MS3 students who are interested in a career in dermatology may take this elective during 3rd year pending approval by the clerkship director; please email Erin Amerson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a meeting to discuss. Students desiring more clinical exposure to dermatology
may also sign up for 140.08 Advanced Clinical Dermatology. Although usually full with
UCSF students -- spots are reserved each two-week period for visiting students 7/18/16 to 11/4/2016. Visiting students may also sign up for 140.08 Advanced Clinical Dermatology to make a 4-week elective. PLEASE NOTE ABSENCES ARE ALLOWED ONLY FOR ILLNESS, EMERGENCIES, 1 DAY OF APPROVED RESIDENCY INTERVIEWS AND THE CPX EXAM.
How to Add & Drop a course:
To add or drop this course, please submit a request through the online elective request system.