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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Second Year UTMB Medical Student Publishes Dermatology Educational Research

The UTMB Dermatology Interest Group sends out congratulations to our Community Outreach Chair and second year medical student, Rebecca Philips. Rebecca has just published her comprehensive survey about dermatology electives for upper level medical students (Philips RC, Dhingra N, Uchida T, Wagner RF Jr. The "Away" Dermatology Elective for Visiting Medical Students: Educational Opportunities and Barriers. Dermatology Online Journal 15(10):1, October 2009) as the lead article. Her UTMB MS4 coauthor, Navin Dhingra, began this research in 2007 during the UTMB Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP) and presented preliminary data at the 2007 annual MSSRP poster session. Rebecca enlarged the scope of Navin's initial project and gathered new data this summer, also working under the UTMB Medical Student Summer Research Program. The research was supported in part through the Edgar B. Smith Professorship. Her article provides lots of useful information about doing an away dermatology elective at another academic institution as a visiting medical student. The entire article is available at: http://dermatology-s10.cdlib.org/1510/originals/away_curriculum/wagner.html