Undergraduate Medical Education
The Department of Dermatology and its faculty are deeply involved in Undergraduate Medical Education via leadership roles as course directors, teachers, collaborators with faculty in other departments, committee members, program developers, and student mentors/advisors.
The department under the direction of Dr. Leah Belazarian manages the pathophysiology component of Biology of Disease (BOD), a significant course in the 2nd year which includes an eight week Dermatology block. We host third year medical students in 1 week Flexible Clinical Experiences (FCE) rotations. Faculty members and senior residents lead multiple conferences throughout the year for internal medicine, pediatric, family medicine, and emergency medicine residents at UMass.
The Dermatology rotation welcomes fourth year UMass Medical School students, visiting medical students interested in dermatology, and UMMS residents from other specialties. During this rotation, visitors are able to attend a variety of general and subspecialty clinics including adult medical dermatology at our Hahnemann and Ambulatory Care Clinic sites, including adult medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, surgical clinics including Mohs micrographic surgery, laser clinics, vitiligo clinic and epidermolysis bullosa clinic. There is also a pediatric dermatology rotation available on a case by case basis.