Dermatology Interest Group in the Department of Dermatology

Resources for Pre-Clinical Students

Pre-clinical students interested in dermatology have a wealth of resources available to them as well as time for early exposure to the field.

Join the Dermatology Interest Group: If you're interested, we'd love to have you as a member of the DIG. Sign up for our mailing list, attend our events, and let us know what we can do to improve your experience.

Shadow a Dermatologist: Find a faculty member or community practitioner that you would like to shadow and contact him/her. Clinical experience in dermatology can be hard to come by before rotations start in third year.

Find a Mentor: Identifying a mentor can be an important step in narrowing down your specialty interests. Residents and faculty in the department can be excellent mentors and advocates. Contact us if you have any trouble finding a mentor.

Start a Research Project: Although many applicants in dermatology do not do research, the majority will have done some type of research project during medical school. Research comes in all forms, and our dermatology department maintains broad and diverse academic interests.

Work at the Dermatology Clinic at Arbor Free Clinic: Every month, Arbor Free Clinic has its Dermatology Clinic. Join us at Arbor to learn about dermatology physical exams and consultation from a resident or attending. Email Alex Zhu or Angela Guerrero if interested.

Attend Grand Rounds: Dermatology Grand Rounds are held weekly at either the Stanford Medical Outpatient Center in Redwood City, CA or at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA. Patient viewings and case presentations are a great way to gain exposure to the field.

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