College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Dermatology Elective – Bryan AHEC (2 week)

Title of Clerkship: Dermatology Elective – Bryan AHEC (2 week)

Elective Year(s): Fourth-Year Elective

Department: Internal Medicine

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: Bryan, Ohio

Course Number: DERM 730

Blocks Available: All

Number of Students/Block: 1

Faculty: Melissa Williams, M.D

Elective Description/Requirements: A two-week elective spent on a one-to-one basis with an outpatient private practice dermatologist in Bryan. Responsibilities include taking a history and performing a physical examination as well as assisting in minor surgeries. Reading about dermatologic disorders seen in the office is expected.

Length of Clerkship: 2 weeks

Links to Core Competencies/Educational Course Objectives: At the end of this elective, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify common skin disorders (such as acne vulgaris, atopic dermatitis, various types of skin cancers, actinic keratoses, etc.) and link the gross and histological appearance with the diagnosis. (EPOs: MK-4)
  2. Describe the pathophysiology of the skin lesions that are seen and link this to the gross appearance and potential for progression of the lesion. (EPOs: MK-4)
  3. Identify the targeted history and physical examination findings that support a dermatological diagnosis. (EPOs: PC-1)
  4. List the indications for referral to a Dermatologist. (EPOs: PB-1, SBP-5)

Professionalism: UT/COM students will meet or exceed the institutional standards for professionalism as stated in the current Educational Program Objectives and the current Educational Course Objectives for the Sponsoring Department.

Instructional Methods:

  1. Clinical experience - Ambulatory
  2. Laboratory -- Interpretation of lab data
  3. Self-Directed Learning
  4. Independent Learning (Learning Module)

Evaluation Methods:

  1. Case presentation
  2. Case write-up
  3. Faculty evaluation
  4. Narrative

Prerequisites: Successful completion of required Internal Medicine Clerkship

Clerkship Director: Mani Askari, M.D. 

Clerkship Coordinator: Dawn Jagodzinski
Phone Number: 419-383-5022

AHEC Office Contact: Rachel Froelich, MSN, RN, BAHEC Center Director
Phone Number: 419-630-2106

Special Requirements: None 

ECC Approved
April 2024

Last Updated: 5/7/24