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The DIGA blog is a new addition to the national Dermatology Student Interest Group website! This purpose of the DIGA blog is to unite student dermatology interest groups across the nation and allow DIGs to communicate in an easy effective manner.

Is the dermatology interest group at your school having a skin screening, hosting a dermatology fundraiser or giving a skin protection presentation to teenage students?

If you would like to share what your DIG is planning or what your DIG accomplished this semester please email blog@derminterest.org and have your school featured on our blog!

Also please help us improve the blog and make it meet your needs by giving us feedback on what you'd like to see, as well as suggestions for improvements (or critiques).

 

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By DIGA Blogger on 12/1/2014 9:23 AM
Are you going to the 2015 Spring AAD and interested about creating new innovations in dermatology? You may want to check out the Inaugural Dermatology Entrepreneurship Conference on the day before the AAD meeting in San Francisco. Speakers and panelists include: Rox Anderson, Howard Murad, Stuart Shanler, Mark Lebwohl, Katie Rodan, Kathy Fields, Cami Samuels, and Jonathan Wilkin!
By DIGA Blogger on 12/1/2014 9:14 AM
The Acting Surgeon General, Boris Lushniak, MD, recently declared a Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. Following this and a recent study published in JAMA Dermatology regarding indoor tanning availability on college campuses, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, along with their member groups, including Melanoma Research Foundation, CDC, EPA, the Skin Cancer Foundation, and many more activist groups, is starting a “Tan-Free Campus” initiative in order to promote health and prevent skin cancer, particularly targeting college campuses. We are searching for those members also passionate about skin cancer prevention and decreasing the prevalence of indoor tanning.

Our mission is to enhance knowledge of the dangers of UV radiation from the sun and indoor tanning beds and decrease the amount of indoor tanning bed use among young adults through active awareness campaigns.

Please e-mail Sarah at Sarah.Malerich@SkinCancerPrevention.org if you are interested in getting involved or have any...
By DIGA Blogger on 11/4/2014 11:28 AM
For a full description of the position and application instruction please visit http://www.derminterest.org/Research/DermatologyResearchFellowships.aspx, but in brief Dr. Wu, who is Director of Dermatology Research at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, is offering a 12 month, clinical research volunteer opportunity for a medical student to serve as a research volunteer in ongoing Phase III-IV clinical trials for psoriasis.  This position entails operation of the clinical trial protocols (e.g. preparing for patient visits, managing research databases, shadowing Dr. Wu in research clinic, as well as other research tasks). It is a major priority that the medical student will author at least 10 publications and have the opportunity to serve as first author for review articles and case reports.  In addition, the research volunteer can attend the monthly Kaiser Permanente dermatology Grand Rounds, and Dr. Wu will notify the student if there are any interesting patients in regular clinic....
By DIGA Blogger on 8/31/2014 8:49 AM
The Vitiligo Working Group is composed of numerous, highly respected academic and private practice Dermatologists that periodically meet throughout the year via conference calls to discuss various aspects of Vitiligo such as controversies and issues in the treatment of Vitiligo. From these meetings, committee members will coordinate to form well-designed studies to answer these outstanding queries or publish the committee's consensus providing treatment guidelines for other dermatologists. Overall, this position is a great opportunity to network, learn from experts in the field, and make a difference in the lives of patients. CLICK THIS BLOG FOR DETAILS REGARDING THE AVAILABLE POSITIONS.
By DIGA Blogger on 8/24/2014 2:37 AM
Recruitment for July, 2015:

We are recruiting dermatology residents for the academic year beginning July, 2015. Candidates must have completed an ACGME-accredited qualifying internship by July, 2015, to be eligible. These positions will be ranked through NRMP under the code 1700080R0. The deadline to receive applications through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) is November 1, 2014. Interviews for these positions will be conducted in January, 2015.

 

Recruitment for July, 2016:

We are also recruiting dermatology residents for the academic year beginning July, 2015. Candidates must have completed an ACGME-accredited qualifying internship by July, 2016, to be eligible. These positions will be ranked through NRMP under the code 1700080A0. The deadline to receive applications through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) is November 15, 2014. Interviews for these positions will be conducted in January, 2015.

 

 

 

 

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By DIGA Blogger on 8/23/2014 11:58 PM
We would like to welcome our new DIGs and thank previous groups that have updated their contact information for 2014-2015. If your school's dermatology interest group would like to become affiliated with DIGA or have yet to update your contact information for this year, please complete DIGA's Online Registration Form and then email join@derminterest.org to alert us to the form's completion.

If you have any questions about joining, please email join@derminterest.org. Updates about your DIG's community service projects, fundraising initiatives, and local dermatology meetings should be sent to your DIGA Regional Director.
By DIGA Blogger on 5/21/2014 11:11 AM
The Cutaneous Oncology Program at Boston University Medical Center is currently accepting applications for a one to two year Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship starting July 2014.  Fellows will receive training in the multidisciplinary management of patients with cutaneous lymphoma, melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancers, and pigmented lesions using such treatment modalities as targeted therapy, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, extracorporeal photopheresis, and phototherapy.  Fellows will be actively involved in conducting clinical trials and are expected to present their work at regional and national meetings and to publish their findings where appropriate.  In addition, fellows will be participating in General Dermatology clinics.

The prerequisites are as follows:

•    Recent graduates from U.S. accredited medical schools, or applicants who have completed an internship; applicants who have matched into dermatology (PGY-2 beginning July 2015) and have a year open between completion of their internship and starting...
By DIGA Blogger on 5/21/2014 10:37 AM
The Kuchnir Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery will be spearheading a new educational fellowship for accepted, future dermatology residents that are seeking a clinical position between the completion of preliminary/transitional year and start of their dermatology residency (“gap year”). The fellow will join our academically affiliated private practice and participate in clinical encounters, medical student education, and dedicated mentorship from our eight dermatologists with over fifty years of combined experience as faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools.  This experience is highly customizable to engage in activities that align with the fellow’s professional goals. Position details: A) Prerequisite training:    - Completion of a PGY-1 year and USMLE Step 3 prior to start date.   - Full medical licensure is NOT required.    - 10 month commitment between July 2014 and June 2015 is expected. B) Duties will include teaching medical students and coordinating patient...
By DIGA Blogger on 5/12/2014 4:22 PM
John Hopkins University's Department of Dermatology has just announced a new one-year Ethnic Skin Research Fellowship starting this July 2014. If you are interested in learning more about this or other available fellowships, please visit the DIGA's Research Fellowship webpage: http://www.derminterest.org/Research/DermatologyResearchFellowships.aspx
By DIGA Blogger on 4/27/2014 9:43 AM
The Department of Dermatology at the Hofstra NSLIJ School of Medicine has received initial accreditation for a training program. At this time, we are seeking candidates for PGY2 positions only who have or will have successfully completed a qualifying PGY1 training year prior to matriculation on July 1, 2014. Applications are due by Friday, May 9th.
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