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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 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).


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:
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.
By DIGA Blogger on 4/10/2014 7:46 AM
Open PGY-3 Dermatology Resident Position (second-year resident) at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, RI--position will start July 1, 2014. Applications for this position are NOT being accepted through ERAS. If you are aware of candidates who are highly motivated and eligible to transfer, we would appreciate you making them aware of this opportunity.  Please email an updated CV and a brief statement explaining why you are interested in transferring to Donna Colwell

Program Coordinator

Roger Williams Medical Center

Department of Dermatology and Skin Surgery

By DIGA Blogger on 4/6/2014 6:53 PM
Open PGY-3 dermatology resident position (second-year resident) or PGY-2 dermatology resident position (first-year resident) at Kaiser Permanente Southern California. Preference will be given to PGY3 applicants. Position will start July 1, 2014. Applications for this position are NOT being accepted through ERAS. Please email the below files to - updated CV - personal statement - USMLE transcripts/board part 1, 2, and 3 scores - Three letters of recommendation, one from your current program director - photo THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED
By DIGA Blogger on 3/26/2014 11:02 AM
Johns Hopkins University Department of Dermatology has announced openings for their 2 year Wound Fellowship starting July 1, 2014. Completion of a PGY-1 year and passing of Step III is required for the position. For more details, please visit DIGA's Research Fellowship Opportunities by clicking here.
By DIGA Blogger on 2/7/2014 2:05 PM
The Department of Dermatology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is recruiting full-time faculty for the 2014 academic year. Candidates must be board eligible/board certified in Dermatology and eligible for appointment at Brown for Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor.
By DIGA Blogger on 1/15/2014 1:33 AM
Due to recent ACGME approval to increase the size of our training program, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Dermatology Residency Training Program will have one additional PGY-3 position (second year) available beginning July 1, 2014. Applications for this position are NOT being accepted through ERAS. If you are aware of candidates who are highly motivated to train in dermatology, and are eligible/interested to transfer as a PGY-3 in July, we would appreciate you making them aware of this opportunity. Interested candidates should contact John Kawaoka, MD, Program Director by email at with their updated curriculum vitae. Thank you, Abrar Qureshi, M.D. Chairman Department of Dermatology Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
By DIGA Blogger on 8/10/2013 11:54 PM
Hey everyone,

We are currently seeking medical students interested in a dermatology career to serve as a DIGA officer for 2014-2015. A brief summary of each positions' roles is provided below. If you are interested in applying to one of these positions, please send a copy of your CV and completed officer application to

To apply, simply download, complete, and email your CV and DIGA Officer Application.