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DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
DERMATOLOGY CLERKSHIP

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS ROTATING ON SERVICE AT ONCE.  Two (2).

LENGTH OF ROTATIONS.  Two (2) to four (4) weeks.

WILL TAKE STUDENTS FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY?  Yes.

LEVEL OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED  Fourth year.

TIME OF YEAR OFFERRED.  Flexible start dates throughout the year.

PRIOR APPROVAL (FROM DEPARTMENT REQUIRED) AND ELIGIBILITY.

  • Yes.
  • Offered primarily to medical students with an Army obligation (HPSP and USUHS) and University of Hawai'i medical students.
  • Not offered to civilian students
  • HPSP students will apply for a clerkship utilizing the form entitled “Request for Approval of Clinical Clerkship Training.”
  • USUHS fourth year students will apply using USUHS Form No. 1304 for clerkship request.
  • The TAMC Student Coordinator will obtain permission from the appropriate rotation official upon receipt of the application and will then inform the student of approval/disapproval via e-mail.

OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF CLERKSHIP.

  • During the rotation, you are expected to become familiar with the language of dermatology (e.g., know the difference between primary and secondary lesions and be comfortable describing what you see).
  • In addition disease recognition and formulating differential diagnoses and treatment plans will be emphasized.
  • Different levels of expectation are held according to level of training.

FREQUENCY OF CALL.  No call for medical students rotating on this service.

REQUIRED READINGS.  There will be selected readings from textbooks and journals based on identified patient problems seen in the clinic and on the ward.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS.

  • The student will give one 20-minute presentation on a selected topic. Each student is expected to attend all Department of Medicine conferences to include Morning Report, Grand Rounds, and Tuesday afternoon educational activities.

HOW ARE STUDENTS EVALUATED?

  • There will be a test at the end of the rotation emphasizing the practical and important points of primary care dermatology.
  • The student's evaluation will be based on performance on both inpatient and outpatient experiences.
  • This evaluation will reflect not only his/her fund of knowledge, ability to gather and synthesize information, but also his/her motivation, work habits, and interpersonal skills.

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