Current Editors: Renat Ahatov, Michael Phan, and Andrea Francis

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Past Editors: Elise Weisert, Michael Ryan, Keith Wagner, Tim Allen, Kristyna Gleghorn, Dung Mac, Alex Acosta, William Tausend, Sheila Jalalat, Rebecca Philips, Chelsea Altinger, Lindsey Hunter, Alison Wiesenthal, Leslie Scroggins, Mara Dacso, Ashley Group, Fadi Constantine, Emily Fridlington, Joslyn Witherspoon, Tasneem Poonawalla.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

UTMB Dermatology Residency is Expanding

Monday, July 29, 2019

UTMB DIG 2019- 2020 Opening Meeting (8/29/19)

Come join the Dermatology Interest Group for their first meeting of the year! We will have UTMB Dermatology Program Director Dr. Richard Wagner present to answer questions about matching into dermatology. We will also discuss future events and have sign ups available for our fall fundraising bake sale and community outreach "Stay Shady" program. The meeting will be held on 8/29/19 in the 5th floor Dermatology conference room (5.124) at 5 pm. We hope to see you there!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Competitive Advantage of Medical School Academic Schedules

Several medical schools conclude their MS3 year early, permitting students to take 4 week away dermatology rotations during June. At other medical schools the MS3 year is not completed until the end of June. These scheduling differences may advantage students with one additional away rotation during the dermatology residency application cycle because successful away rotations appear to increase applicant chances of matching in these programs. 

DIGA Newsletter is Out!

DIGA’s Summer Newsletter has been published. This newsletter includes research opportunities and advice for dermatology applicants. DIGA is the largest national, non-profit student-run dermatology interest group encompassing over 100 school. Mai-Anh Vu (MS4) is current DIGA Co-President and was the lead editor of this newsletter. Congratulations!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Should I take a year off to do dermatology research before applying for residency?

Maybe. A year of dermatology research between the MS3 and MS4 year is becoming a trend as competition increases for residency positions. Funded positions are competitive and can demonstrate a commitment to a dermatology career, in addition for an educational opportunity to gain substantive dermatology research experience. DIGA (Dermatology Interest Group Association) lists some of the ones available at https://derminterest.com/research/

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

St. Vincent's Student Clinic Dermatology Night 8/1/19

Join UTMB Dermatology faculty and residents for the upcoming dermatology night at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot.

When: Thursday, August 1st at 5:30-8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Where: St. Vincent's House, 2817 Post Office Street, Galveston, Texas 77550

Volunteer link: http://stvsc.org/index.php/students/sign-up

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Good Luck UTMB Completing Dermatology Residents!

This Thursday, July 18, 2019 our 2019 UTMB Dermatology Residency graduates will be in Tampa, Florida for the ABD Certification Examination (“The Boards”). We wish Drs. Vlad Codrea, Kyle Kaltwasser, Kristin Wolf, and Kate Woolridge the best of luck on this examination!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

UTMB MS4 Honored a 170th Osler Birthday Celebration

Congratulations to UTMB MS4 DIG President Michael Ryan for receiving the John D and Mary Ann Stobo Award in Oslerian Medicine. The event was held at the JD Rogers Building on the historic Strand in Galveston, and was hosted by the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine.

MS4 Michael Ryan receiving the award from Dr. Joan Richardson, Chair of UTMB Pediatric Department and Osler Scholar.

Monday, July 08, 2019

UTMB Medical Student Publishes in SKIN

Congratulations to UTMB MS4 Caroline Crain and UTMB alumni Drs. Tyler Marion and Jake Gibbons (SOM 2019) for their recent publication, “The Father of Modern Cryotherapy.” Their article appears in the “Compelling Comments” section of SKIN (2019, Volume 3, Number 4). https://jofskin.org/index.php/skin/article/view/407