|SOM Elective Brochure|
|Electives Type: Clinical|
Clinical Dermatology- Austin
Successful completion of Year 2
Additional Requirements: Successful completion of Internal Medicine and Pediatric clerkships & VA access (see below).
|Responsible Faculty Director:
Ammar Ahmed, MD
Jason Reichenberg, M.D., Dayna Diven, M.D., Matthew Fox, M.D., and Carlos Gavino, M.D.
|Location to Report on First Day
Contact Tricia M. McElligott at email@example.com or 512-324-7860
NOT including Period 12 (June), NOT including the holiday vacation Period 13 (Dec)
|1. Students should learn to recognize and manage common dermatological diseases. 2. Students should learn to perform common dermatological procedures.|
|1) Describe skin lesions in such a manner as to convey their appearances to colleagues. 2) Identify common dermatological entities. 3) Perform minimally-invasive skin testing proficiently. 4) Identify the therapeutic options available for common skin diseases and utilize first- and second-line treatments.|
|Description of course activities|
|Students will work one-on-one with Dermatology faculty, both in the outpatient clinics and the inpatient setting. Reading of a small textbook and recent literature will be required. Discussion of material will occur with faculty during clinic hours and during scheduled conference times. Outpatient clinics are located in both Austin and Kyle, TX, each with a somewhat different patient population. The rotation will involve several days of commute to the office in Kyle.”|
|Type of students who would benefit from the course|
|Students interested in dermatology, adult or pediatric primary care, ENT, or plastic surgery. Visiting students should submit an application through VSAS: https://services.aamc.org/20/vsas/public/school/instID/174 Select UTMB at Galveston as the host institution and indicate you wish to take DERU 4014 on the application.|
|Clinical Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)|
|Day of Week||AM||PM|
|Monday||8:00 - 12:00 Clinic/Procedures||1-5 Clinic/Procedures|
|Tuesday||8:00 - 12:00 Clinic/Procedures||1-5 Clinic/Procedures|
|Wednesday||8:00 - 12:00 Clinic/Procedures||1-5 Clinic/Procedures|
|Thursday||8:00 - 12:00 Clinic/Procedures||1-5 Clinic/Procedures|
|Friday||7:00 - 12:00 Lectures||1-5 Clinic/Procedures|
|Average number of patients seen per week: 50|
|Call Schedule: None|
|Research Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)|
|Activity||Hours per Week|
|Faculty contact time||
|1. Clinical Observation|
|A.||Where are students observed on this elective?|
Patients simulators Other
|B.||Frequency - How often are students observed clinically?|
|Daily. Will receive feedback from residents and faculty regularly between patients.|
|C.||Format - What method(s) are used to document the student's clinical performance?|
End of period
|2. Oral Presentation|
|A.||Audience - To whom does the student present?|
|Course director, faculty and residents|
|B.||Frequency / duration of presentation(s)?|
|C.||Format - What guidelines are set for the student's presentation?|
|D.||Assessment - Who assesses the student's presentation performance?|
|Self-assessment Peer assessment Faculty assessment|
|E.||Method of content selection|
|Current cases Student-selected topic Assigned topic|
|3. Written Assignment (H&P's, notes, papers, abstracts, etc.)|
|A.||Frequency of written assignment(s)?|
|Students will be asked to perform at least one interview and examination on a patient during each half-day, and to document this encounter in a patient write-up.|
|B.||Format - What guidelines are set for the student's written work?|
|Clinical SOAP Note format.|
|C.||Length of written assignment(s)?|
|Abstract Annotated bibliography 1 - 2 page paper 3+ page paper|
|D.||Are recent references required? No If yes, how are they selected?|
|E.||Method of content selection - e.g. student-selected, relate to cases, etc.?|
|F.||Audience - Who assesses the student’s written performance?|
|Peer Assessment Faculty Assessment Other|
essay / short answer
|5. Extra Course Activities|
|What expectations do you have for the student to demonstrate participation in the elective (e.g. small group activities, seminars, thoughtful questions, providing resources, journal club, resident lecture attendance)?|
|Expect students to be present and a part of the health care team for each clinic session assigned and to be present for all teaching conferences.|
|6. Other Modes of Evaluation|
|Please explain below.|
|During independent study time, the student will be asked to read about each new condition encountered, using both textbooks and literature searches, and discuss his/her findings the next day.|
|7. If this course is an Acting Internship, please complete the following:|
Specify how the student will be given formative feedback on their clinical skills.
List advanced clinical skills that a student will be assured an opportunity to practice.
List other advanced clinical skills that a student may be exposed to depending on clinical case availability.
How will the acting intern student have responsibilities similar to a PGY1 resident? How will their responsibilities differ?
How will this course help prepare a student enter an internship in this field or a related field?
How will midpoint feedback be provided to the student? How will you remediate deficiencies identified at midpoint?
Acting Internship students often seek letters of recommendation following their experience. How many different faculty are they likely to encounter during this course? What is the usual number of working days they can expect to encounter the same individual faculty member? Describe the degree of supervision and interaction with faculty vs. residents or other providers.