Current Editors: Renat Ahatov, Michael Phan, and Andrea Francis

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Past Editors: 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.

Monday, October 30, 2006

October 30th meeting

We would like to thank Drs. Wagner, Kelso, and Ramirez for taking the time to speak with us today. Each one of them gave valuable insight into the Honors Research Program at UTMB. For those members that could not attend Dr. Wagner provided a copy of a paper he wrote summarizing certain aspects of the program and past participants that have had close ties with the Dermatology Dept. This paper can be found at: http://dermatology.cdlib.org/124/commentary/student/wagner.html
If there are any questions, please contact Fadi Constantine (fcconsta@utmb.edu) or Ashley Group (argroup@utmb.edu) .
Thanks again,
Fadi and Ashley

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Next DIG Meeting

Hi everybody. I just wanted to let everybody know that the next DIG meeting will be on October 30th at 5pm in the Dermatology conference room. Dr. Wagner will be discussing the Honors Research program and all that it encompasses. We will also be hearing from a few current residents that have participated in honors research. All the information should be very helpful and informative to those thinking about it. For the 3rd yr students, the deadline to get your application in is only a couple of months away!
See you there,

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Congratulations On Passing the Dermatology Boards!

Congratulations to Drs. Brent Kelly and Allison Readinger, the two most recent UTMB Dermatology Residency Graduates (2006), for passing their Dermatology Boards and achieving Board Certification in Dermatology. This accomplishment marks the 6th year in a row that all of the graduating senior dermatology residents at UTMB have passed the Dermatology Boards on the first attempt.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Where have UTMB students Matched?

We thought it might be useful to put a list of programs where UTMB students have been successful matching over the past few years. Since they are receptive to taking students from our school, it is definitely worthwhile to apply to these programs and perhaps to do away rotations at them:

2006: UTMB, Texas A&M-Scott & White, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Program, University of Wisconsin Program (Madison)

2005: Baylor College of Medicine, University of Colorado, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education Program (Rochester, MN)

2004: UTMB, LSU (New Orleans)

2003: UTMB (2 students)

Successful First DIG Meeting!!

I want to thank everyone for making our first DIG meeting such a success! A special thank you to Dr. Fridlington, Dr. Weaver, and Dr. Perri for attending and being so helpful with their advice. We had an excellent turnout, including 16 first, second, third, and fourth year students. If anyone has any requests for topics to be covered in future meetings this year, please feel free to email me at argroup@utmb.edu or Fadi at fcconst@utmb.edu and we will do our best to accommodate your request! Dr. Wagner, our faculty sponsor and director of the Dermatology Residency Program at UTMB will be speaking at our next meeting in about four weeks. We will send out a notification after the date has been set. I look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting!

Ashley Group