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Dermatology Interest Groups in Medical Schools

  • Author(s): Quirk, Shannon K
  • Riemer, Christie
  • Beers, Paula J
  • Browning, Richard J
  • Correa, Mark
  • Fawaz, Bilal
  • Lehrer, Michael
  • Mounessa, Jessica
  • Lofgreen, Seth
  • Oetken, Tara
  • Saley, Taylor P
  • Tinkey, Katherine
  • Tracey, Elisabeth H
  • Dellavalle, Robert
  • Dunnick, Cory
  • et al.
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License
Abstract

Involvement in a Dermatology Interest Group (DIG) allows students to learn about dermatology, partake in service projects, get involved in research, and ask questions about the application process for residency programs. In this article, we review the activities and member involvement of DIGs from 11 medical schools. To our knowledge, this is the first descriptive analysis of DIGs across the United States. This comparison of DIGs is not only potentially helpful for medical schools interested in establishing a DIG, but it also offers insight into how previously established DIGs could improve and have a greater impact both in individual medical schools and in the community at-large.

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