College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Dermatology Elective – Private Practice (4 weeks)

Title of Clerkship: Dermatology Elective – Private Practice (4 week)

Elective Year(s): Fourth-Year Elective

Department: Internal Medicine

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: Offices of Matthew A. Molenda, M.D., 2000 Regency Court, Suite 201, Toledo, Ohio 43623; 1018 Ralston Avenue, Suite 102, Defiance, Ohio 43512; 730 N. Macomb Street, Suite 300, Monroe, Michigan 48162

Course Number: DERM 708

Blocks Available: All, except July or August

Number of Students/Block: 1

Faculty: Matthew Molenda, M.D.

Elective Description/Requirements: Students will see outpatients in Ambulatory Private Patient Care office. Additional responsibilities include taking histories & physicals, assisting in outpatient procedures.  Reading of selected dermatologic textbooks during the clerkship is also expected.

Length of Clerkship: 4 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. Identify the basic principles involved in the pathophysiology and etiology of dermatologic disease using the skin as a vivid visual model. (EPOs: PC-1, MK-4)
  3. Demonstrate the ability to take a complete history and recognize the importance of this history in both the diagnosis and therapy of skin disease. (EPOs: PC-1, 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; Mackenzie McNair
Phone Number: 419-383-5022

Special Requirements: Will need reliable transportation to travel between office locations

ECC Approved
June 2023

Last Updated: 2/13/24