Goals and Objectives
Teaching Elective Goal
The purpose of the dermatology elective is to provide a learning environment for the student to develop basic dermatology skills.
By the end of the dermatology elective, the BUSM student will be able to:
- Accurately describe skin lesions including morphology, configuration and distribution. (B,U,C)
- Recognize the clinical manifestations of common dermatologic conditions.
- Demonstrate familiarity with common diagnostic procedures.
- Identify 1st and 2nd lines of therapy for common dermatologic conditions. (U,R,E)
- Demonstrate understanding of basic epidemiology and risk factors for malignant melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer. (U,R)
- Identify clinical situations in which a dermatologist should be consulted and other clinical situations which may be managed without referral. (U,C,S)
Furthermore, we expect that rotating students and residents will:
- Interact with patients, their families, our office staff and other health professionals in a manner that is culturally sensitive and appropriate to the resident’s dual role as healthcare provider and student of dermatology. (B,A)
- Communicate with patients, their families, our office staff and other healthcare providers in an effective fashion in spoken and written English. (B)
- Demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, sensitivity to a diverse patient population, and dress and deportment appropriate to a physician. (B,A)
- Wear neat, clean clothing, a white coat and identification badge when seeing patients. (A)