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Dermatology

We welcome students to take a dermatology clerkship regardless of the medical discipline they intend to pursue. This should take place after completing several core clerkships including Medicine, Surgery and Pediatrics. We believe students should receive as broad exposure to medicine as possible before taking our introductory clerkship (Clinical Clerkship in Dermatology) and making career decisions. If further experience/learning is desired, we also suggest taking our Advanced Clinical Clerkship in Dermatology. For those students with a career interest in Dermatology, taking electives in related sub-specialties such as Rheumatology, Immunology, and Plastic Surgery are encouraged.

Dr. Inbal Sander

Director of Medical Student Rotations/Clerkships

Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pathology

Department of Dermatology

Medical Student Rotation Coordinator:

Shanika Bennett

Sbenne17@jhmi.edu

Clinical Clerkship in Dermatology

Course Type: Clinical Clerkship

Department/Division: Dermatology

Course Director: Dr. Inbal Sander

Course Coordinator: Shanika Bennett, Sbenne17@jhmi.edu

Faculty: Full-time faculty

Availability/Duration: All year except Summer Quarter Period 2; one month; four student maximum; visiting medical students must follow JHUSOM quarter dates

Prerequisite(s): Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Pediatrics (at least two out of three)

Drop Period: 2 months

Description: Students may apply towards the end of their 3rd year or in their 4th year of medical school for a clinical elective in dermatology where the focus is placed on intensive exposure to a large number of patients in different clinical settings. Students will spend time exclusively at the Johns Hopkins facilities (Outpatient Center, Greenspring Station, Harriet Lane Pediatrics Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital Dermatology consult service). Our clinical services at these locations provide an excellent opportunity for students to interact with different types of patients and to be exposed to a wide range of skin problems. Parallel to the clinical activities, there are didactic sessions most Wednesdays. Formal lectures on basic dermatology topics are given by dermatology residents and faculty members. No formal exam is given and grading is based on the evaluations submitted by residents and faculty members and a short oral presentation.

Is course available to Visiting Medical Students?

Yes

If yes, must the student follow JHUSOM quarter (&1/2 Q) dates?

Yes

If no, what is the availability for the course?

 

Prerequisite/s (if applicable):

Internal medicine, Surgery, and Pediatrics ( at least two out of three)

Drop Period:

Two Months

Advanced Clinical Clerkship in Dermatology

Course Type: Clinical Clerkship

Department/Division: Dermatology

Course Director: Individual Dermatology Faculty

Course Coordinator: Shanika Bennett, Sbenne17@jhmi.edu

Availability/Duration: All year; 1-3 months

Prerequisite(s): Basic dermatology elective (Clinical Clerkship in Dermatology); complete at least two of the following clerkships: Internal Medicine, Surgery and Pediatrics

Drop Period: 2 months

Description: Students who have already taken the Clinical Clerkship in Dermatology at Johns Hopkins and who are interested in a specific area of dermatology or in dermatology research may benefit from this elective. This elective gives the student the opportunity for more “in depth” participation in specific areas of interest within the department of dermatology under guidance of a faculty mentor. Arrangements have to be made between the interested student and the faculty member who will be mentoring him/her. The main objective is active participation in a small clinical research project, or clinical and scholarly work with a faculty member with a certain specialty focus. The faculty mentor will provide the specific schedule. Students are encouraged to participate in all didactic activities including Grand Rounds and faculty lectures during the time spent in the department.

Is course available to Visiting Medical Students?

Yes

If yes, must the student follow JHUSOM quarter (&1/2 Q) dates?

No

If no, what is the availability for the course?

Depends on mentor availability

Prerequisite/s (if applicable):

Basic dermatology elective (Clinical clerkship in dermatology); complete at least two of the following clerkships: Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Pediatrics

Drop Period:

Two Months

Examples of Prior Mentors:

Dr. Anna Chien“Translational research in general dermatology; mechanisms of skin aging; photobiology”

Dr. Sewon Kang“Clinical and translational research projects in dermatology”

Dr. Bernard Cohen: “Pediatric dermatology”

Basic Dermatopathology

Course Type: Clinical Clerkship

Department/Division: Dermatology

Course Director: Dr. Inbal Sander

Course Coordinator: Shanika Bennett, Sbenne17@jhmi.edu

Faculty: Dr. Janis Taube, Dr. Inbal Sander

Availability/Duration: All year except Summer Quarter Period 2; 1 month; one student; visiting medical students must follow JHUSOM quarter dates

Prerequisite(s): Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Pathology, and Clinical Clerkship in Dermatology at Johns Hopkins

Drop Period: 2 months

Description: Students may apply for an elective in dermatopathology if they have completed the prerequisites. Students will attend daily sign out where they will be exposed to a large volume of cases. Additional exposure will come through the use of study sets which are available to the students. The students will attend the Dermatology weekly Grand Rounds where they may see patients and participate in the discussion and presentation of the pathology for those patients. Additionally, the students will attend a formal dermatopathology teaching session once per week.

Is course available to Visiting Medical Students?

Yes

If yes, must the student follow JHUSOM quarter (&1/2 Q) dates?

Yes

If no, what is the availability for the course?

 

Prerequisite/s (if applicable):

Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Pathology, and Clinical Clerkship in Dermatology at Johns Hopkins

Drop Period:

Two Months

Research Opportunities in the Department of Dermatology

DR. ANNA CHIEN

Translational research in general dermatology; mechanism of skin aging; photobiology

DR. BERNARD COHEN

Pediatric dermatology

DR. SEWON KANG

Translational research in dermatology

DR. SHAWN KWATRA

Translational research in itch; pruritus; atopic dermatitis; prurigo nodularis. Also epidemiology/health service research using national data sets and retrospective cohort studies. Opportunities for literature reviews are also available.

DR. LLOYD MILLER

Skin infection; skin inflammation, innate immunity, skin microbiome

DR. INBAL SANDER

Rheumatologic dermatology diseases, dermatopathology

DR. JEFFREY SCOTT

Dermatoepidemiology; Dermatologic surgery; Skin cancer

DR. JANIS TAUBE

Melanoma; dermatopathology, image analysis

JHU 2019-2020 Academic Calendar

2019-2020Academic Calendar

First Quarter

  • First Half:8/19/2019-9/18/2019
  • Second Half:9/19/2019–10/18/2019

Second Quarter

  • First Half:10/21/2019-11/18/2019
  • Second Half:11/19/2019 –12/20/2019

Third Quarter

  • First Half: 1/6/2020 - Wednesday, 2/5/2020
  • Second Half:2/6/2020-3/6/2020

Fourth Quarter

  • First Half:3/23/2020-4/22/2020
  • Second Half:4/23/2020-5/22/2020

Summer Quarter

  • Period One:5/26/2020-6/19/2020
  • Period Two:6/22/2020-7/17/2020
  • Period Three:7/20/2020-8/14/2020

Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology Diversity Clerkship Award

The department of dermatology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Ethnic Skin Program is proud to award up to two (2) diversity clerkship awards per academic year to eligible students. The purpose of this award is to give those students with a heavy financial burden the opportunity to gain exposure to the department. During this rotation, students will rotate through a variety of clinics including our hair loss clinic, pediatric and general dermatology and inpatient consultation services.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a 3rd or 4th medical student at an accredited medical school looking to apply in Dermatology

  • Must be accepted for a rotation at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine*

  • Must submit completed application for the rotation (see below)

Award Details

The department will award $750 to two (2) students to help offset the cost of attendance.

The award will be paid upon arrival to the rotation.

*Please note that applications for clerkship must be submitted directly to the School of Medicine, separately from this application

Please email completed application for diversity clerkship award to Shanika Bennett sbenne17@jhmi.edu

Diversity Clerkship Award Application

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