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Monday, November 24, 2008

Combined Pediatrics/Dermatology 5 Year Combined Residency Closes at UTMB After Hurricane Ike

Following Hurricane Ike, the combined UTMB pediatric/dermatology residency training program has closed, and will no longer receive applications for the peds/derm residency. The remaining combined program residents have transferred to the UTMB dermatology department and are now full-time dermatology residents at UTMB.

UTMB's John Sealy Hospital Reopens

John Sealy Hospital, UTMB's main teaching facility, reopened today after being damaged by Hurricane Ike on September 13, 2008. For additional information reported by the Galveston County Daily News, please see http://www.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=0fc6ba2516824872 The UTMB University Hospital Clinics (UHC) Building, where the main UTMB dermatology clinic is located, is scheduled to re-open for patient care in a few more weeks.

UTMB Hosts 50th NSRF in Galveston

The National Student Research Forum (NSRF) will be held at UTMB From April 22-26, 2009. Abstract deadline is January 23, 2009. The UTMB Department of Dermatology sponsors awards for the best NSRF dermatology poster presentation and for the best dermatology NSRF oral presentation/manuscript. For more information, please visit www.utmb.edu/nsrf

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Austin Dermatology Residency Moving Ahead

Clifton Hall, MD, UTMB Austin Program's first dermatology resident, will officially begin training in January 2009. Non-ERAS applications are currently being reviewed for another dermatology residency position, to begin in July 2009, for those who have already completed their required clinical internship or will do so before July 1, 2009. UTMB (Austin) is also currently accepting applications through ERAS (program 804812140) for one dermatology residency position to begin in July 2010 that will be selected through the NRMP.