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Friday, April 03, 2009

No Dermatology Acting Internship to be Offered at UTMB for Upcoming Academic Year

The UTMB Department of Dermatology has temporarily suspended its Acting Internship (AI) in Dermatology (DERU-4006) for the upcoming 2009-2010 academic year due to clinic reorganization following Hurricane Ike. Interested students are encouraged to take the Dermatologic Surgery (DERU-4003) or the Dermatopathology (DERU-4002) electives instead. The Austin Dermatology Program will continue to offer its Dermatology AI (DERO-4013) during all periods for UTMB students, so that remains an option for MSIV UTMB medical students who want to meet their AI graduation requirement with dermatology. UTMB students wanting to do away dermatology rotations at other dermatology residency programs should be aware that permission will not be given for the same course taken at an away campus if it has previously been taken at UTMB. This rule particularly impacts UTMB students taking the Clinical Dermatology (DERU-4010) course at UTMB, because this is also the elective that is most likely to be offered by other dermatology departments to visiting medical students. All of the remaining UTMB electives/selectives in dermatology are unchanged for the upcoming academic year.