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140.08: SPECIALTIES - Timothy Berger, M.D.; Lindy Fox, M.D.

Tier 1B. An advanced clinical dermatology elective (not research) in one of five subspecialty areas of dermatology. The student will have a supervised patient care experience with targeted faculty. Upon completion, students will have in-depth clinical knowledge equivalent to a first-year dermatology resident, which includes understanding clinical conditions, basic science relative to disease pathogenesis and first-line therapies for conditions in the chosen dermatologic subspecialty.
Course Objectives: 1. Take a complete targeted history and perform a complete physical exam at the level of a first-year dermatology resident in one subspecialty area of dermatology. 2. Give a complete differential diagnosis for the common presentations in one area of subspecialty dermatology. 3. Understand the diagnostic algorithm for one area of complex dermatology (psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, cutaneous oncology, pediatric dermatology, autoimmune dermatology, inpatient dermatology, hair and nail diseases).
Team Composition: During this two week elective, students are supervised by a dermatology resident and 2-3 dermatology attendings who specialize in the chosen area.
Call Schedule/Weekends: No night or weekend call.
Grading: Pass/Fail
Prerequisites: 140.01 Clinical Dermatology is required. Medical students planning a career in dermatology only.
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Taught at various locations
Minimum Weeks Offered: 2
Contact Name: LauraHarrison
Contact Phone: 353-7879
Comments: Subspecialty choice to be arranged with the dermatology academic office, and limited by availability.

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