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.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

2008 Annual UTMB Dermatopathology Board Examination Review Course

The 2008 UTMB Dermatopathology Board Examination Review Course is scheduled for the weekend of April 26-27 this year. UTMB medical students are invited to attend and will have course tuition waived. For more information, please contact Kimberly Cooper (409-772-1911) on Monday-Friday during business hours. This course has received very good reviews from past participants and this will be its 9th session.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

UTMB Dermatology Summer Preclinical Preceptorship

Our dermatology department continues to offer its annual summer preclinical preceptorship elective in dermatology for interested first and second year medical students during the months of May and June, 2008. There is a maximum of 2 medical students allowed on this elective during each period. All 4 spots were taken at the January 16, 2008 official sign up meeting, and there is a waiting list for students who are still interested in participating should the opportunity arise. Although elective academic credit is given for this preceptorship at UTMB, no stipend is available.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

UTMB Dermatology Department Increases Dermatology Residency Quota for Upcoming Match

The UTMB Department of Dermatology has increased its quota from 2 to 3 positions for the current National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Monday, January 07, 2008

History of Dermatology (DERU-4008) Course Awarded Educational Grant

Beiersdorf Inc., an international dermatologic pharmaceutical company with a longstanding interest in the history of dermatology, has awarded an educational grant of $5000 to the Department of Dermatology at UTMB to establish an annual graduation award for the medical student taking DERU-4008 ("History of Dermatology") who submits the best historical essay about dermatology. This innovative educational grant will enable the UTMB Dermatology Department to award $500 and an award plaque to the recognized student every academic year for 5 years, beginning in 2008. The UTMB Dermatology Department will also maintain an award plaque in the departmental conference room commemorating the award winner and the title of the selected manuscript. Thank you, Beiersdorf for supporting medical student dermatologic education at UTMB!