R3: Dermatology

(1 Rotation)

Dermatology Requirements:

Third year residents will spend a 4 week rotation splitting time in the offices of the Department Chair of Dermatology at the VA Hospital and with selected outstanding private dermatology teachers to achieve the following rotation educational objectives.


Residents will accurately describe, diagnose and treat dermatologic conditions commonly seen by family physicians.

Learning Objectives Required To Meet Specific Rotation Goals:

  1. Knows how to accurately describe skin lesions
  2. Understands the best recommendation for skin cancer screening, and how this is modified with risk
  3. Understands the use of topical agents and corticosteroids
  4. Diagnoses and Treatments
  5. Eczema
  6. Acne, rosacea
  7. Tinea and other skin infections, seborrheic dermatitis
  8. Scabies
  9. Urticaria, contact dermatitis
  10. Warts, molluscum contagiosum
  11. Actinic keratosis, lentigo, basal cell, squamous cell, m. melanoma
  12. Alopecia, keloids

Performs the following procedures:                                                                                                     

  1. Fungal scraping and microscopy                                                                                                 
  2. Punch biopsy                                                                                                                            
  3. Excisional and shave biopsy                                                                                                       
  4. Cryofulgarization of warts and keratosis

Read the Following:                                                                                                                             

  • Procedures for Primary Care Physicians, Pfenninger; Chapters 1, 4, 5’ 10, 11, 14.
  • Chapters 115, 116 and 117 in Taylor’s Family Medicine; Good brief review.
  • Skim through Habif.





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