The Department of Dermatology instructs M.D. students and trains dermatology residents in the care of patients with skin diseases. It also provides researchers with an opportunity to develop their skills in dermatology.

The Department of Dermatology rotation is one of seven selective courses offered to third- and fourth-year medical students. Students spend two weeks in the clinic and attend approximately 10 one-hour lectures. They see a good cross-section of patients, including those receiving primary or tertiary care at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Iowa River Landing as well as a large number of patients referred from Student Health. Additional patients also are seen at the nearby VA Iowa City Health Care.

Varied electives are open to fourth-year M.D. students, including further clinical experience, dermatologic research, and special studies.

Dermatology Courses

DERM:8301 Clinical Dermatology 2 s.h.

Basic dermatology; lectures, independent study, clinical experience. Requirements: third-year M.D. enrollment.

DERM:8401 Dermatology Elective arr.

Advanced clinical experience, dermatologic surgery, special assignments. Requirements: fourth-year M.D. enrollment.

DERM:8497 Research in Dermatology arr.

General principles of medical research; clinical or laboratory projects; individual study.

DERM:8498 Dermatology On Campus arr.

Clinical clerkship; individually arranged by student with departmental approval.

DERM:8499 Dermatology Off Campus arr.

Arranged by student with departmental approval.