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130.01  CIEx - Introduction to Dermatology  (1.5 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Amerson       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Medical Students in Foundations 2.       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. Students will learn about the scope of dermatology practice. Students will be exposed to general adult dermatology clinics, pediatric dermatology, dermatologic surgery, dermatopathology, and the dermatology hospital consultation service.

130.06  CIEx - Advanced Dermatology - Fresno  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): G. Simpson       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. Students will be exposed to dermatology practice in an ambulatory setting and in a hospital consultation service. Students will be exposed to general adult dermatology, minor procedural dermatology and dermatopathology.

140.01  Clinical Dermatology  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Amerson       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Restrictions: 4th year students in good academic standing       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Student - Lecture

In this introductory clerkship, students have daily, direct patient contacts in various outpatient dermatology clinics, providing broad exposure to common dermatologic problems as well as complex, referral based dermatologic care. The experience is supplemented by didactic lectures, web-based learning modules and textbook readings, as well as presentation of cases to faculty preceptors.

140.02  Off-Campus Clerkship  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Amerson       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Laboratory

Clinical clerkship in approved hospitals by special arrangement and approval of the dean and chairperson of the department.

140.03A  Advanced Dermatology Clerkship - Fresno  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): G. Simpson, R. Hamlin       Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and consent of instructor

Restrictions: n/a       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical Clerkship

Activities of students are determined after an initial interview with the instructor. Emphasis is placed on routine outpatient and inpatient care and research methods, according to individual interest.

140.06  Phototherapy & Psoriasis  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): W. Liao       Prerequisite(s): Basic dermatolgy introductory rotation recommended.

Restrictions: Limited to 1-4 students per rotation.       Activities: Block Elective

Course 140.06 is designed to teach the basics of sophisticated, advanced therapeutic options necessary to appropriately meet the needs of patients with severe, generalized, common skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, and other diseases many of which are chronic and lifelong. Beyond topical therapy, these include phototherapy, including laser, oral and injectable biologic agents, and Goeckerman therapy, which is an intensive all-day, every-day regiment involving whole body application of bla

140.07  Phototherapy & Psoriasis, Intermediate  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): W. Liao       Prerequisite(s): DERMATOL 140.06

Restrictions: Limited to 1-4 students per rotation.       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Project

Course 140.07 is designed to teach how to optimize the use of sophisticated, advanced therapeutic options for the individual patient. This includes appropriate selection of therapies tailored for each patient's background, optimizing the dosage, and understanding the differential use of therapies for the clearing as opposed to maintenance. More specifically, the advanced therapies include phototherapy, including laser, oral and injectable biologic agents, and Goeckerman therapy.

140.11  Subinternship in Dermatology  (6 - 9 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Amerson       Prerequisite(s): MEDICINE 110, SURGERY 110, OB GYN R S 110, PEDIATRICS 110, NEUROLOGY 110, PSYCHIATRY 110, ANE PERIOP 110, FAM CM MED 110

Restrictions: Medical students applying to dermatology residencies, instructor approval.Please email course director Erin Amerson and course coordinator Laura Harrison to add this course to your schedule.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Project, Direct - Conference, Direct - Discussion, Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Online - Web-based course work, Student - Lecture, Student - Project, Student - Discussion, Student - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Student - Web-based course work

Students considering a dermatology career or seeking in-depth dermatology exposure will independently interview and present patients in general, pediatric, surgical and sub-specialty dermatology clinics at ZSFG for two weeks. They will rotate on the Parnassus hospital consult service for an additional two weeks, and will participate in Friday pediatric dermatology clinics at Mt Zion throughout the course. Grand rounds, lecture attendance and a case-based presentation to peers are required.

150.01  Research in Dermatology  (3 - 18 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): NONE

Restrictions: 3rd and 4th year medical students ONLY.       Activities: Project

A research project under the direction of a member of the faculty.

170.01  Principles of Dermatology  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): R. Arakaki       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Principles of Dermatology will introduce students to focused history-taking, common skin-related chief complaints, their treatments, and terminology to describe lesions. There will be an opportunity to practice acquired skills in a clinic under the guidance of a preceptor.

198  Supervised Study  (1 - 9 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Amerson       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor preceptor and approval of third- and fourth-year coordinator.

Restrictions: Medical students only       Activities: Direct - Project, Direct - Independent Study, Student - Project, Student - Independent Study

Focused study and directed reading under the supervision of a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the department.