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Monday, December 22, 2008

Second Austin Dermatology Resident Selected

Jennifer Lee, MD (University of Oregon School of Medicine) has accepted the PGY-2 Austin Dermatology Residency Position to begin in July 2009. Congratulations to Dr. Lee!

The Austin Dermatology Residency Program is now participating in ERAS and the NRMP for their July 2010 PGY-2 position. Austin is approved to accept one dermatology resident for each year for their 3 year program.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dermatologic Surgery Elective (DERU-4003) Reopens for Period 13

The Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology clinical service reopened this week and Dr. Wagner has resumed offering DERU-4003 for Period 13, which starts next Monday (12/15/08). The elective is limited to one medical student each Period, and is open to 3rd and 4th year medical students. If you are interested in taking this elective over the upcoming holiday break, please contact Anita Hendrix (ahendrix@utmb.edu) to enroll

Thursday, December 04, 2008

UHC Dermatology Clinic Reopens on Campus

Yesterday the dermatology clinic in the University Hospital Clinics (UHC) reopened following damage caused by Hurricane Ike on September 13, 2008. Although the available clinic space is currently smaller than pre-Hurricane Ike (the previous dermatology clinic space is now shared with two other specialty services), all dermatology services/procedures will be again offered M-F on campus. Mohs micrographic surgery will resume in the UHC next week as well. The Dermatologic Surgery clinical rotation (DERU-4003) is once again open to students starting Period 13 and begins Monday, December 15. All of the 9 dermatology residents have returned to campus. Post-Ike 
off-campus clinical dermatology rotations for dermatology faculty and residents will continue at Stewart Road (Galveston) and South Shore (League City). A new rotation in geriatric dermatology has been added in Texas City. In January, two additional dermatology clinic locations will open in Dickinson and Angleton. The restructured "academic dermatology morning" will change from Tuesday to Friday starting next Friday, 12/12 and will include grand rounds, dermatopathology, textbook review, guest faculty lectures/clinical unknown conference and journal club.