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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Good Advice to Dermatology Residency Applicants

A recent peer-reviewed article about the experience of several medical students who matched into dermatology residencies was published in the July 2009 issue of Dermatology Online Journal ("Advice for medical students interested in dermatology: Perspectives from fourth year students who matched"). The UTMB Dermatology Program Director recommends it to all UTMB medical students who may be interested in a dermatology career. The link for the article is: http://dermatology-s10.cdlib.org/1507/commentary/students/alikhan.html

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

UTMB Austin Not Offering Dermatology AI

The dermatology program at UTMB in Austin will not be offering an Acting Internship in Dermatology (DERO-4013) this academic term.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How do the 2008 UTMB Dermatology Residency Graduates Rate Their Program?

The current UTMB dermatology program director, Dr. Richard Wagner, recently surveyed dermatologists who graduated from the program in 2008 (one year since graduation). The survey asked graduates to evaluate the graduate medical education in dermatology they received at UTMB during their residencies, and asked them how the program could continue to improve in order to benefit current and future dermatology residents. Responding graduates (all in private practice) were very satisfied with their overall dermatology training at UTMB, felt very well qualified for private practice, and commented about how well prepared they were for procedural dermatology. They thought that it would be valuable for the current and future dermatology residents to receive more training on coding and private practice management. In addition, they suggested that senior resident clinical schedules could be modified in the future to permit additional continuity clinics. Dermatology residents in the UTMB dermatology residency program start dermatology continuity clinics in the first year of residency training. These continuity clinics are increased during the second and third years of residency. All of the continuity clinics are supervised by dermatology faculty. This approach permits dermatology residents to have long term followup on their patients.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Baylor College of Medicine Department of Dermatology Applicant Info Session

The Baylor College of Medicine Department of Dermatology faculty and residents would like to invite students interested in dermatology to their annual applicant informational session. Please RSVP through their evite if you are interested in going!


Location: Baylor Clinic, 14th Floor Dermatology Suite
Address: 6620 Main St, Suite 1425 Houston, TX 77030
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2009
Time: 6:30 PM
Phone: 713-376-6867
Purpose: They will be talking about the application process in general, how to prepare for the interview trail, and they will answer any questions you might have. Dinner will be served; please RSVP via the evite link above so that they may have an accurate head count. (Don't forget to bring something to write with!)
Contact Person: Stanley Chan
Contact Information: stanchan7@gmail.com

Thursday, July 09, 2009

DIG to Volunteer at Community Fun Festival 2009

Join DIG Saturday, August 1st at the Bacliff Community Fun Festival. We will be presenting Stay Shady!: a Sun Protection Project for Kids. Come help the children make UV bead bracelets so they can know when they are being exposed to the sun's harmful rays. No experience required!

Community Fun Festival 2009
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2009Time: 10am – 2pm
Place: K. E. Little Elementary School, 622 Oklahoma, Bacliff, TX 77518

If interested in volunteering, e-mail Alison at acwiesen@utmb.edu.