Dermatology

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The dermatology clerkship is designed to provide the student with an extensive, in-depth exposure to clinical dermatology. Students will be involved in the evaluation and management of patients in the adult, pediatric, and surgical dermatology clinics. Clerkship students also do the initial evaluation of inpatients on the dermatology consultation service and participate in the management of these inpatients.

Participation in daily morning conferences prior to clinic hours provides students with didactic instruction through exposure to the current dermatology literature, review of material from “Principles of Dermatology” by Marks and Miller, and slide review sessions. The monthly departmental grand rounds conference and patient conference are also attended by clerkship students who are expected to hone their descriptive skills by performing morphologic descriptions of patients at the conferences. This is a four-week block with a maximum of 4 students at any given time.

Contact Us

Joslyn S. Kirby, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology
Department of Dermatology
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
UPC II Suite 4300 MC HU14
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Phone:  717-531-8307, opt. 3
Fax:  717-531-6516
Email:  jkirby1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Christina Dowden
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Dermatology
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
UPC II Suite 4300 MC HU14
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033Phone:  717-531-8307, opt. 3
Fax:  717-531-6516
Email: cdowden@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Elective information can be found below.

DERM 732 – Dermatology Elective

Credits: 5 Credits

Program Director: Dr. Joslyn Kirby

Administrative Coordinator: Christina Dowden

Contact Information: 717-531-5898; cdowden@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Prerequisites: Third year medicine clerkship

Maximum Number of Students: 4

When Offered: All Rotations

Length Of Course: 1 Month

Date/Time/Location: UPC II, Room 4200B (Dermatology Conference Room), 7:45 a.m. After journal club, second-year residents will give students an orientation.

Description: This elective is designed to provide the student with an extensive, in-depth exposure to clinical dermatology. This is a four-week block with a maximum of 4 students at any given time. For more information, refer to the ANGEL website.