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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.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Henry Ford Dermatology Residency Program Virtual Information Session

Henry Ford Dermatology residency program will be holding an information session for rising MS4s and research fellows submitting applications for the 2020-2021 cycle. Each panel will feature current faculty, residents and alumni from each region of the United States to answer questions! 

Midwest: Thursday, August 13, 2020 6:30-8:00 PM EST
South: Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:30-8:00 PM EST
West: Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:30-10:00 PM EST
East: Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:30-8:00 PM EST 

Saturday, July 25, 2020

St. Vincent's Dermatology Night 8/6/20

St. Vincent's Dermatology Night will be held next on Thursday, August 6th. Interested students may sign up online for a slot to volunteer. Students must pass the quiz about new social distancing rules before signing up for clinic. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

UTMB Dermatology Faculty Recognized in 2020 “40 Under 40”

The Galveston Daily News has selected UTMB Dermatology Assistant Professor Dr. Brandon Goodwin for its annual “40 Under 40” recognition of young professionals in Galveston County. An interesting interview with him is on page 14 of this special edition magazine honoring the recipients. Congratulations Dr. Goodwin. Thank you for everything you do for our dermatology program!

Monday, July 20, 2020

UW Dermatology to Host Virtual Open Houses

UW Dermatology will be hosting Virtual Open Houses via Zoom on Thursday, July 23 at 5:30 PM PST, Tuesday August 18 at 5:30 PM PST, and Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 AM PST.

Zoom link
Meeting ID: 975 3390 0598
Password: uwdermmeet

UTMB PGY2 Accepts 2022 UTMB Dermatopathology Fellowship

UTMB Dermatology was delighted to learn that UTMB PGY3 dermatology resident Dr. Anthony Linfante has accepted a PGY5 position as a UTMB dermatopathology fellow for the 2022-2023 academic year. Congratulations Dr. Linfante!

Saturday, July 18, 2020

UTMB Recruitment Video for Virtual Interviews and Prospective Residents/Fellows

Please enjoy this video highlighting The University of Texas Medical Branch history, campuses, education, and the Galveston community!

Friday, July 17, 2020

Dr. Adam Nguyen Receives Prestigious Thayer Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Adam Nguyen, a recent completing PGY4 UTMB dermatology resident for receiving the Thayer Award for Excellence in Teaching from the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine. Thayer Award recipients are residents and fellows at UTMB selected for their “…sound scientific knowledge, compassion toward patients, and dedication to learning and teaching.” Following nomination by a medical student, awardees are selected by UTMB Osler Student Scholars. Congratulations to Dr. Nguyen for this well-deserved recognition!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

UC Irvine to Host Virtual Residency Open House

The University of California, Irvine Medical Center (UCIMC) will be hosting the Diversity in Graduate Medical Education Virtual Residency Open House for 4th year medical students on Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 9:00am-12:00pm Pacific Time via Zoom. Interested medical students can apply online at https://uci.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1Tb28MMYlLWDJqt

UTMB MS4 Publishes in SKIN

Congratulations to MS4 Antonio Jimenez on the publication of "Aseptic Syphilitic Meningitis in an HIV-Negative Patient with Concomitant Primary and Secondary Syphilis," published in the July 2020 issue of SKIN The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine with coauthors Dr. Paige Hoyer and Dr. Michael Wilkerson! The article can be found here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Recommended Reading

Authors from three dermatology residency programs in Ohio, Iowa, and Illinois, in collaboration with the Skin of Color Society have authored an important manuscript titled, “How to Obtain a Dermatology Residency: A Guide Targeted to Underrepresented in Medicine Medical Students” that was published in Cutis and is available online at https://www.mdedge.com/dermatology/article/225135/mixed-topics/how-obtain-dermatology-residency-guide-targeted

University of Miami Virtual Dermatology Externship

Medical students may be interested in the four week University of Miami virtual dermatology externship detailed on pages 4-6 here: http://ren.mededu.miami.edu/MD_Curriculum/Misc/Important%20Administrative%20Documents%20For%20Students/Clinical_Course_Catalog_Virtual_Electives_2020-21.pdf

Of note there is an expectation that students work on a project that will be submitted for publication (page 6).

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Medical College of Wisconsin Offers 4 Week Virtual "Advanced Dermatology"

Medical College of Wisconsin is offering 4th year medical students interested in dermatology a 4-week virtual "Advanced Dermatology" course. Four students per block will be accepted, with a prerequisite Dermatology rotation required for application. Interested students may apply through VSAS. 

Dates this course will be offered:

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

UTMB Named to the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals

The University of Texas Medical Branch has been named to the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals - specifically in the Top 15 nationwide among major teaching hospitals! UTMB is one of only three hospitals in Texas to be included on this year's list.

Issued each year, the IBM Watson Health list was created to help identify top performance benchmarks that may help other health care organizations achieve consistent, balanced, sustainable high performance. Researchers evaluated 3,134 short-term, acute-care, non-federal U.S. hospitals for a variety of measures, including lower inpatient mortality rates and fewer patient complications, shorter lengths of stay and faster emergency care. See the full list here. Congratulations UTMB!

UTMB PGY4 Publishes in Dermatologic Surgery

Congratulations to Dr. Kristyna Gleghorn and her coauthors for their recent article, “Foreign Body Reaction to Hydrophilic Polymer Following Mohs Micrographic Surgery.” It appeared online ahead of print in Dermatologic Surgery (June 2020) PMID:  32604230  DOI:  10.1097/DSS.0000000000002510  
Her coauthors were Drs. Vlad Codrea (completing Mohs fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year), Assistant Professor of Dermatology Brandon Goodwin, and the Mohs fellowship director, Dr. Richard Wagner.