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Friday, February 27, 2009

Good Luck in the 2009 NRMP "Dermatology Match!"

This week dermatology applicants finalized their "match list" with the NRMP for 2009. In a few weeks they will learn the results. The UTMB DIG wishes all of its past and current members the best of luck in matching into their top ranked programs!

Monday, February 23, 2009

2009 Annual Dermatopathology Review

UTMB will host its annual dermatopathology review on the weekend of June 6th and 7th in Galveston. Previous course participants have really enjoyed the course and it is a good way to self-access your knowledge in dermatopatholgy because of the self-scored pre-tests administered before the lecture-based discussion of all cases presented. All of the UTMB dermatology residents generally attend as well as some of the dermatology faculty and dermatology residents from other programs. Pathology residents and practicing pathologists attend the course as well. Ten hours of Category I CME credit can be earned through this course. UTMB medical students are invited to attend the course without charge. Please contact Ms. Kimberly Cooper (telephone 409-772-1911 or email kjcooper@utmb.edu) for additional information if you are interested in pre-registering and attending.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

UTMB Dermatology Interest Group Community Outreach In Austin

UTMB's project Stay Shady!: Sun Protection for Kids is visiting Austin area elementary schools next month teaching youngsters how to stay safe in the sun.  Medical students will give a brief presentation including a dynamic use of a "blacklight," as well as having the students make UV bead bracelets with clear beads that respond to sun exposure by turning color.

Free Stay Shady! T-shirts and complimentary lunch provided! All we need is about an hour of your time during the school week.  
If you want to be part of our teaching team of 5 people, please e-mail acwiesen@utmb.edu   
This is a fun and rewarding way to help your community.  No experience required!

Friday, February 06, 2009

UTMB Continues to Provide Board Certified Dermatologists to Texas

Most of our UTMB DIG members are aware that currently there is a national shortage of dermatologists. However, UTMB is certainly doing its part to provide excellent dermatologic care to Texans over a wide geographic area in our state. The UTMB Dermatology Residency graduated 11 Dermatology Residents from 2005 through 2008, and all but one has remained in Texas. UTMB-trained dermatologists now practice in Austin (Dr. Renee Snyder), College Station (Dr. Jason Weaver), Conroe (Dr. Andy Perri), Dallas (Dr. Allison Readinger), Galveston (Drs. Rebecca Kelso and Brent Kelly), Houston (Dr. Karan Sra), Hurst (Dr. Stacy Beaty), San Angelo (Dr. Mark Ramirez) and Tomball (Dr. Vicki Carr). The lone practice outside of Texas from this group of former UTMB dermatology residents is Dr. Matt Brentjens (Edenton, North Carolina).