Matching with a Mask; Ask the Experts

To help prospective residents prepare for the unique challenges presented by Match 2021, Department of Dermatology Chair Beth Drolet, MD, met virtually with several experts to discuss these challenges and ways to address, bypass, or overcome them.

APD Statement for 2020-2021 Application Cycle

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to medical education across the country. We understand that students’ anxiety about the upcoming application cycle has been heightened given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 related changes to curriculum and scheduling and how this will affect the residency application process.

UW Health Dermatologist Researching “COVID Toes” in Children (UWHealth.org)

During the COVID-19 global pandemic, pediatric dermatologists at UW Health and elsewhere saw a surge of red to purple bruise-like blisters and bumps on otherwise healthy children. Doctors soon hypothesized there could be a link between the painful purple blistered toes and COVID-19, so the term “COVID toes” was coined and began making headlines.