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Past Editors: Renat Ahatov, Michael Phan, Elise Weisert, Michael Ryan, Keith Wagner, Tim Allen, Kristyna Gleghorn, Dung Mac, Alex Acosta, William Tausend, Sheila Jalalat, Rebecca Philips, Chelsea Altinger, Lindsey Hunter, Alison Wiesenthal, Leslie Scroggins, Mara Dacso, Ashley Group, Fadi Constantine, Emily Fridlington, Joslyn Witherspoon, Tasneem Poonawalla.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Dermatology Interest Group First 2022- 2023 Meeting

Dermatology Interest Group is having its first back-to-school meeting. During this meeting, we will introduce our officers, have our medical student chief resident (Dr. Keith Wagner) talk about applying and research, and have our program director Dr. Richard Wagner answer any and all questions about dermatology.

To sign up and ask questions please fill out the following zoom link.

UAB Virtual Open House


Monday, August 15, 2022

UNC Residency Virtual Open House

Please join us for a residency program Open House!
UNC Dermatology
Monday, August 29th at 8:00 pm EST
We will be hosting a virtual session that will include:
 - Program overview by our program director, Dr. Ziemer, and associate program director, Dr. Blasiak 
- Brief meet and greet with several faculty 
- Q&A with residents
 Join via zoom: https://tinyurl.com/uncderm2022 Password: goheels 
Submit anonymous questions for residents: https://tinyurl.com/uncdermqs


BCM (Baylor College of Medicine) Meet and Greet


RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexnKpeAgsnq7-wrCzw1LYvmkVJrh6rB4N94qsjuDYGmqpwdQ/viewform 

Friday, August 12, 2022

UC Davis Dermatology Virtual Meet and Greet - Register Now

Register now for UC Davis Dermatology's Virtual Meet & Greet!

- Presentations by faculty to introduce aspects of the UC Davis Dermatology Residency Program
- Resident Q&A session.

Saturday, Sept 10 @ 8-9:30am PST 
Click the image above or link below to register -https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfylGGagzWMXV9Fl0SyFXwXC3ZZ5BqqXAXkfNih_2YTKVnaMg/viewform?usp=send_form

UTSW Dermatology virtual Meet and Greet

The UT Southwestern Dermatology Residency Program will be hosting a virtual Meet and Greet on Wednesday, August 24th from 6:30-7:30pm CST. During the webinar, we will share information about our curriculum, research opportunities, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and wellness efforts.

UTSW Dermatology Residency Virtual Meet and Great
Wednesday, August 24th , 6:30-7:30pm CST
Zoom link to be provided upon registration
We look forward to meeting you!

Thursday, August 11, 2022

University of Florida virtual open house/meet and greet - September 29th

 University of Florida - Dermatology Residency Virtual Open House

Time: 6:30pm -7:30pm EST

Registration Link:  https://tinyurl.com/UFDermVirtualOpenHouse

Description: This will be an informational session with faculty and residents. This session will be recorded.



University of Florida – Dermatology Residency Meet and Greet with Residents 

Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm EST

Registration Link:  https://tinyurl.com/UFDermMeetAndGreet

Description: This session will ONLY be with residents for participants to ask questions in break out room. This session will not be recorded. 


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Vanderbilt Dermatology Virtual Open House



Tuesday, August 09, 2022

UC Irvine Dermatology Informational Webinar

We will be hosting an informational webinar on Zoom for students to learn more about our residency program and all that beautiful Orange County offers!


Topic: UC Irvine Dermatology Informational Webinar

Time: Sep 12, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 937 6017 5663

Passcode: 258636

UCLA Dermatology Residency Program Virtual Open House I 9/7/2022 5:30-6:30PM

On behalf of the UCLA Division of Dermatology at UCLA, we would like to invite you to participate in our Dermatology Residency Program Virtual Open House event, on September 7, 2022 from 5:30PM – 6:30PM! We are inviting interested medical students to learn more about our Dermatology Residency Program, faculty, and residents. To RSVP for this event, please utilize the below Qualtrics link (which can also be found in the lower left-hand side of the attached flyer. This survey also includes an opportunity for guests to submit any questions they may have about our program, so we will do our best to address these during the live event as well. Please note that this event will be recorded and distributed post-event as well for those that were not able to attend the live event.

UCLA Dermatology Residency Program Virtual Open House RSVP Link: https://uclahs.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6KfTzVTax6d2rqK

Harvard Derm Webinar


Loma Linda Virtual Meet & Greet

Please see the attached flyer with an RSVP link for a Virtual Meet & Greet our program is hosting on 9/6 Pacific Time. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQO9peIqx_S2IPBNY1F_ljhiqOsZ3TlCoSx3FPmmmTGde30g/viewform 

University of New Mexico Dermatology Virtual Open House schedules

We invite applicants to our University of New Mexico Dermatology Applicant Virtual Open House sessions, to learn more about our program and to meet faculty, residents and staff.

UNM VIrtual Open Houses
7 p.m. MT Tuesday, 8/16/2022
7 p.m. MT Thursday, 9/1/2022
10 a.m. MT Saturday, 9/20/2022
7 p.m. MT Thursday, 9/27/2022
Please use the following link to register. The Zoom link will be emailed to those registered.

Saint Louis University Open House

 Saint Louis University is hosting a virtual open house on August 31, 2022. 

U of Missouri Virtual Open House

We will be hosting a virtual Open House for students to learn more about our residency program and the application process. 


Univ of Missouri – Columbia, Dermatology Residency Program

Virtual Open House

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 4pm CST

Register using the link: https://umsystemprotected.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pfuqtrDMqHdUaPaJzISej7GE2_d_LHXPn

Monday, August 08, 2022

Penn Derm Applicant Meet and Greet

We would like to invite applicants to our Penn Derm Applicant virtual Meet and Greet that will be held on 9/14 from 7:30-8:30 EST. This is a great opportunity for students to meet our PD, APD, and residents to learn more about our program, tracks offered, and the application process. Please use the following link to register. An email with the zoom link will be sent to those registered a week before the event.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Meet & Greet


Friday, August 05, 2022

UW Dermatology Residency Program Virtual Open Hous

The University of Washington Dermatology Residency Program is having virtual open houses next month to help interested medical students learn more about our program.

Monday, August 01, 2022

Brown Dermatology Vitual Med Student "Coffee Hours"

Brown Dermatology is excited to offer once again virtual “coffee hour” meet and greet sessions on Zoom. The meetings will be held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm EST from August 28th, 2022, to October 26th, 2022. Please join us in this great opportunity to meet with faculty and residents and ask any questions you may have about our incredible program. Any student interested in joining can send an email to derm.education@brownphysicians.org 

Hats for the Homeless Event

Thanks to all of our DIG volunteers for making our June 18, 2022 Hats for the Homeless program a success! From left the right: Jane Onyemachi (MS2) Nina Martin (MS2), Grace Obanigba (MS3), and Diana Bonilla (MS2)

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

2022 Fall Texas Dermatological Society (TDS) Meeting

The fall TDS meeting will be held on September 23-24, 2022 at the Hyatt Lost Pines in Bastrop, TX. Medical students may submit first author podium and posters to the meeting, and space is limited. Abstracts for submitted podium presentations that are not selected may be posted on the TDS website, and depending on the number of poster submissions received from medical students, a conference book of the posters may be substituted. Please see https://www.texasdermatology.org/amsimis/TDS/Residents_Corner/TDS/Residents_Corner/Resident_s_Corner.aspx?hkey=35b67b30-fd36-47ac-9cd6-16d3efcf4ab8  for additional information. Application deadlines for both the podium and abstract sessions is September 1, 2022.

Friday, July 22, 2022

UT Austin Residency Virtual Meet and Greet

Dell Medical School at UT Austin is holding our virtual meet and greet for our derm residency program on Thursday August 25th.  Details in the attached flier.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

University of Chicago Meet and Greet and GME Showcase

The University of Chicago GME will be hosting a showcase on Saturday September 17 and the University of Chicago Dermatology Residency Program will be hosting 2 virtual meet and greets on Tuesday August 5th and Wednesday August 31 at 7:30PM CDT. Information including contact information is below:

The University of Chicago Dermatology Residency Program invites you to join us for a chance to learn more about our program and to ask us questions. We will have two virtual Meet and Greets: 


·       Tuesday, August 2 – 7:30-9:00pm CDT

·       Wednesday, August 31 – 7:30-9:00pm CDT


Contact David Lowe-Bima at david.lowe-bima@uchospitals.edu with your selected date(s).  You will receive a formal invitation with further information and the Zoom link.  We look forward to talking to you about our program!

Monday, July 18, 2022

Research assistance

 UTMB DIG members should feel free to get in touch with DIG research chair Shayan Owji if they are in need of assistance with a particular research task. If you have questions about or need help with translating your research question into a possible project, determining and completing IRB requirements for a given project, REDCap survey/database creation, literature review, or poster/presentation/manuscript drafting, you are encouraged to reach out at shaowji@utmb.edu to schedule a one-on-one meeting.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Successful Dermatology Honors Research Project Presented

UTMB MS4 Kristen Kay presented her Dermatology Honors Research topic, “#1 Dermatologist Recommended: A Clinician's Guide to Self-Tanning” to her ad hoc thesis committee virtually at 8 am CST on Thursday, July 14, 2022. She was awarded Magna Cum Laude graduation honors for her research. Her committee members were Dr. Jiaren Sun, M.D. Ph.D., Professor and Director for the Medical Student Honors Research Program, Departments of Microbiology Immunology & Pathology, and dermatology faculty Drs.  Janice Wilson (faculty advisor), Richard Wagner, and Erica Kelly. 

Congratulations on this accomplishment!

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Andrea Francis (MS4) awarded Galveston Daily News 40 under 40

 UTMB DIG President Andrea Francis (MS4) have been published on the June 13th, 2022 edition of the Galveston Daily News. You can find her excerpt as well as others who received the award at https://www.galvnews.com/40under40/


Monday, July 11, 2022

American Dermatoscopy Meeting 2022

Last week Dr. Anthony Linfante (2022–2023 UTMB Dermatopathology Fellow) spoke at the American Dermatoscopy Meeting run by Dr. Ash Marghoob of Memorial Sloan Kettering. Congratulations!

Pictures from left to right: Dr. Anthony Linfante and Dr. Ash Marghoob

Yale mentorship program for URiM students

URM Rotation Scholarships at University of New Mexico

Applications for Dermatology Underrepresented in Medicine (DURM) Visiting Medical Student Scholarship are open now through August 1st for a four-week rotation in September, October, or November, of 2022.

The DURM Scholarship provides funding for URM students to experience the outstanding training program at the UNM Department of Dermatology. Two accepted students will receive a stipend of $1,500 each to cover the costs of application, housing, transportation, and other living expenses.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until August 1st, 2022 through the Visiting Student Application Service for medical students attending LCME and AACOM accredited US medical schools.

Please download and fill out your application and submit as PDF along with your CV, copy of medical school transcript and personal statement to Kathy Freise, PhD at kfreise@salud.unm.edu.

OHSU Dermatology Meet & greet


Friday, July 08, 2022

Dermatology Honors Research Presentation Scheduled

UTMB MS4 Kristen Kay is scheduled to present her Dermatology Honors Research topic, “#1 Dermatologist Recommended: A Clinician's Guide to Self-Tanning”to her ad hoc thesis committee virtually at 8 am CST on Thursday, July 14, 2022 ( https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86178999458?pwd=RGtUNldqZlZHK1ppTmVXWWw1czZ1QT09 ). Her committee members are 

Dr. Jiaren Sun, M.D. Ph.D., Professor and Director for the Medical Student Honors Research Program, Departments of Microbiology Immunology & Pathology, and dermatology faculty Drs.  Janice Wilson (faculty advisor), Richard Wagner, and Erica Kelly.