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Dermatology Elective Course Description

Course Name: Pediatric Dermatology 
Course Number: DE-430 
Elective Type: B1
Coordinator(s): Leah Belazarian, MD
Contact: Esmeralda Valois
Department: Medicine (Dermatology) and Pediatrics
Sites Available: UMMHC - Hahnemann Campus
Months Offered: E1-M10 (E1-M3 are approval required months)
Number of Students / Month: 1
Prerequisites: 4th year student
Elective Description: This elective will facilitate the students understanding of common diseases of the skin, as well as some of the more rare dermatoses. We will emphasize the correct use of morphologic terminology, examination technique, and the appropriate workup for arriving at a diagnosis. Students will have a basic understanding of approaches to treatment for the more common skin diseases. They will also develop a sense for which patients need to be referred to a dermatologist. During the rotation, students will have exposure to a diversity of clinics including general, pediatric, surgical, laser, and cosmetic dermatology. Students will observe and in some cases, participate in surgical procedures. Students will also have the opportunity to evaluate inpatients on the consult service with acute issues. Overall, the experience will be geared toward the career goals of the individual. Teaching sessions, an online curriculum, visual aids, journal club meetings, Grand Rounds and outside reading will also facilitate the student’s awareness of the broad scope of dermatologic issues that may afflict patients.
Note: Please contact us directly at the above email or phone number if you are interested in a primarily Pediatric Dermatology Elective. DO NOT contact the Pediatrics Department to sign up for this elective.
Location: UMMHC- Hahnemann Campus, 281 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605