College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Dermatology Elective – Lima AHEC (2 weeks)

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

Elective Year(s): Fourth-Year Elective

Department: Internal Medicine

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: Findlay, Ohio

Course Number: DERM 731

Blocks Available: All

Number of Students/Block: 1

Faculty: Michael Cairns, M.D

Elective Description/Requirements: A two-week elective spent on a one-to-one basis with an outpatient private practice dermatologist in Lima. Responsibilities include taking a history and performing a physical, 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. Recognize common skin disorders and treat them appropriately. (EPOs: PC-1, MK-4)
  2. Define the basic principles of the pathophysiology and etiology of disease using the skin as a vivid visual model. (EPOs: PC-1, MK-4)
  3. Appreciate the necessity of taking a complete history for success in both diagnosis and therapy of skin disease. (EPOs: PC-1, PC-7)
  4. . Describe the situation when referral to a dermatologist is necessary (EPOs: PC-7)

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. Small group – clinical skills
  2. Interpretation of lab data
  3. Diagnostic tests – use/interpretation
  4. Lecture/media
  5. Independent study
  6. Outpatient rounds

Evaluation Methods:

  1. Attendance
  2. Case presentation
  3. Case write-up
  4. Faculty/resident observation
  5. 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: Roni Kaufman, M.Ed., LAHEC Executive Director
Phone Number: 419-226-9450

Special Requirements: None 

ECC Approved
April 2024

Last Updated: 5/7/24