Dermatology Courses

Quick Facts

  • Six different courses ranging from clinical rotations to research elective.
  • Offered at UW-Madison, Marshfield, & Eau Claire.
  • One clinical rotation available to visiting (non-SMPH) students.
  • NOTE: Course syllabi are subject to change and are included here as examples.

How to Enroll

Enroll in these courses through the student portal during the normal class selection period.

Visiting students will follow a different procedure outlined in the course description below.

Course Descriptions

See syllabi for specific prerequisites. Syllabi are subject to change.

Dermatology Elective

A 2- to 4-week rotation for SMPH Students. 4 weeks recommended for those interested in a dermatology career.

  • For: SMPH Students
  • Location: Madison
  • Duration: Variable (2-week & 4-week)
  • When: Year-round
  • DERM 953 Syllabus

Ambulatory Dermatology Elective

A 2- to 4-week rotation for SMPH Students. Equivalent to Dermatology Elective.

  • For: SMPH Students
  • Location: Marshfield and Eau Claire
  • Duration: Variable (2-week & 4-week)
  • When: Year-round
  • DERM 954 Syllabus

Clinical Rotation for Visiting (non-SMPH) Students

Fourth-year electives in dermatology. Equivalent to Dermatology Elective for students from other institutions.

  • For: Visiting/Non-SMPH Students
  • Location: Madison
  • Duration: Variable (2-week & 4-week)
  • When: July – November

NOTE: Due to high demand and limited availability, we ask that candidates interested in a visiting rotation email or fax a CV, cover letter and transcript to Jasmine Vang (jvang@dermatology.wisc.edu or fax: 608-287-2676). Applications will be reviewed by our residency & education coordinators. Applicants invited to rotate must then submit an application through VSAS (external link). Application instructions and eligibility requirements can be found at School of Medicine and Public Health – Visiting Students.

Science of Cutaneous Disease

A 2-week course focused on the basic science foundation of cutaneous diseases, which also includes a clinical component.

  • For: SMPH Students
  • Location: Madison; Statewide locations (see syllabus)
  • Duration: 2-week
  • When: Year-round
  • DERM 904 Syllabus

Individualized Phase 3 Clinical Elective in Dermatology

  • For: SMPH Students
  • Location: Madison; Statewide locations (see syllabus)
  • Duration: Variable (2-week & 4-week)
  • When: Year-round
  • DERM 919 Syllabus

Phase 3 Independent Reading and Research in Dermatology

Students can pursue individual project proposals based on their interests under the supervision of a faculty member.

  • For: SMPH Students
  • Location: Madison; Statewide locations (see syllabus)
  • Duration: Variable (between 2 and 8 weeks for an equal number of credits)
  • When: Year-round
  • DERM 910 Syllabus

Primary Contact

Jennifer Hanser
Education Manager
Dept of Dermatology
1 S Park St, 7th Floor
Madison, WI 53715
608-287-2658
jhanser@dermatology.wisc.edu

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