Dermatology (DERMATOL)

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

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Medical Students in Foundations 2.

Activities: Clinical

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.

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  • School: Medicine
  • Department: Dermatology
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? No

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

Instructor(s): Gregory L. SimpsonGregory L. Simpson also teaches: DERMATOL 140.03A, DERMATOL 140.76

Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.

Activities: Clinical

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.

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  • School: Medicine
  • Department: Dermatology
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? No

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

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Restrictions: 4th year students in good academic standing

Activities: Lecture, Clinical

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.

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  • School: Medicine
  • Department: Dermatology
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

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

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None

Activities: Seminar, Clinical

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

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  • School: Medicine
  • Department: Dermatology
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

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

Instructor(s): Gregory L. SimpsonGregory L. Simpson also teaches: DERMATOL 130.06, DERMATOL 140.76

Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110 and consent of instructor

Restrictions: n/a

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Independent Study

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.

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  • School: Medicine
  • Department: Dermatology
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? No

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

Instructor(s): Wilson J Liao

Prerequisite(s): Basic dermatolgy introductory rotation recommended.

Restrictions: Limited to 1-4 students per rotation.

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

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  • School: Medicine
  • Department: Dermatology
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? No

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

Restrictions: Medical students applying to dermatology residencies, instructor approval.Please email course director and course coordinator to add this course to your schedule.

Activities: Lecture, Clinical, Project, Web work, Discussion

Students considering a dermatology career or seeking in-depth dermatology exposure will spend four weeks in one of several sites exploring different aspects of dermatology (examples: ZSFG hospital, Parnassus hospital/inpatient, complex outpatient medical dermatology, pediatrics). Clinical experience is supplemented by didactic lectures, web-based learning modules and a case-based presentation to peers and a faculty preceptor.

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  • School: Medicine
  • Department: Dermatology
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? No

DERMATOL 140.76  Advanced Dermatology - Fresno  (6 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Instructor(s): Gregory L. SimpsonGregory L. Simpson also teaches: DERMATOL 140.03A, DERMATOL 130.06

Prerequisite(s): Medicine 110; Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: none

Activities: Clinical

In this 4 week course students will be taught procedures involving routine outpatient and inpatient care and research methods on dermatological diseases.

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  • School: Medicine
  • Department: Dermatology
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? No

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

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.

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  • School: Medicine
  • Department: Dermatology
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? No

DERMATOL 170.01  Principles of Dermatology  (1 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring  

Instructor(s): Ryan Y Arakaki

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None

Activities: Lecture, Clinical

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.

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  • School: Medicine
  • Department: Dermatology
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? No

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

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

Restrictions: Medical students only

Activities: Independent Study, Project

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

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  • School: Medicine
  • Department: Dermatology
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes