We are excited to see you come on board as you begin your Core Clerkship Selective or Post Clerkship Elective in Dermatology. We hope that you will find your clinical rotation in dermatology to be interesting, exciting and rewarding.
SELECTIVE ROTATIONS LOCATIONS
There are 3 sites for selective rotations: WRNMMC, DC VA, and SAUSHEC (San Antonio). Listed below are what each facility can accommodate:
WRNMMC: 1 rotator each round EXCEPT rounds: 5, 6, 7 8
VA DC: 1 rotator each round EXCEPT rounds: 5, 6
SAUSHEC: 1 rotator each round EXCEPT rounds: 5, 6, 7, 8
ELECTIVE ROTATIONS LOCATIONS
WRNMMC, VA DC, SAUSHEC, and Fort Belvoir are popular locations for elective rotations. There may also be availability at NMCSD (San Diego) and NMCP (Portsmouth) as well as a few smaller hospitals. Unlike selective rotations, elective rotations can be scheduled throughout the year.
SCHEDULING A DERMATOLOGY ROTATION
The sites for dermatology rotations have a Students Coordinator who keeps tally of the rotators at the medical facility. The Site Coordinators interface with the Dermatology Site Director to schedule your rotation. Usually the Site Coordinator is a non-clinician but at smaller sites, the Student Coordinator may be the same person as the Site Coordinator. Listed below are the Site Coordinators for the most populare locations:
WALTER REED NATIONAM MILITARY MEDICAL CENTER BETHESDA:
VETERANS AFFAIRS HOSPITAL, WASHINGTON, D.C.: POC: Evangeline Kokkinos: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAN ANTONIO UNIFORMED SERVICES HEALTH EDUCATION CONSORTIUM
email@example.com POC: Thomas M. Forsthoefel: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org: Phone: 210-916-4095
NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER SAN DIEGO
POC: Hieu Thai: Email: email@example.com Phone: 610-532-9666
Additional Rotator Sites and Site Coordinators for Elective Rotations. Please email Leonor McKay, Program Coordinator at USU. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please obtain an evaluation at the conclusion of the rotation. This evaluation form will be provided to you before your rotation.
DERMATOLOGY ROTATION GUIDE
The 'Dermatology Rotation Guide' outlines core objectives and expectations for your dermatology rotation. It also includes tips and information about the on-line curriculum format the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) that you will use to supplement your clinical learning. There are also a list of recommended references - many of these are e-books and can be accessed via the USUHS LRC.
The 'Site Orientation' goes over orientation, parking, uniform and other helpful tips about the populare dermatology rotation sites. We would appreciate you adding and editing the living documents for future students.