There are several different clinical sites for the Dermatology rotation, each with their own character and unique opportunities. Rotations are often a mix of two different sites throughout the week.
Dermatology Rotation Clinical Sites
This is the “main” UW derm clinic. Clinics throughout the week include both “bread-and-butter” dermatology as well as specialty cases. This site is ideal for students with an interest in general medicine.
Harborview provides a diverse population ideal for students with an interest in global health and underserved populations as well as general medicine. Specialty exposures at this site include Hansen's disease, allergic contact dermatitis and testing, inpatient consults and exfoliative drug eruptions in the Burn ICU.
This is a dual site rotation with some outpatient dermatology clinics at the UW-Roosevelt location, and inpatient consultative dermatology at UWMC, is ideal for someone interested in general dermatology, internal medicine, or oncology. Additional opportunities at this location include reviewing pathology specimens from biopsies and the opportunity to act as the primary dermatologist for inpatient consults within the dermatology team.
Serving Seattle's veteran community, the VA offers a wide variety of general dermatology exposure, as well as highly complex medical cases, ideal for students with an interest in underserved populations as well as general medicine. Inpatient consults are managed by the students and rotating internal medicine residents with supervision by the dermatology resident and attendings.
Some students may also attend Dr. Nghiem’s Tuesday clinic at the SCCA that specializes in oncology patients, especially those with Merkel Cell Carcinoma. This is ideal for students with an interest in general medicine or oncology.
Children’s serves a younger population and is a referral hospital for all of the Pacific Northwest. While common pediatric disorders such as eczema are seen, unusual and complicated patients are also commonplace in these clinics. Inpatient consults are also a significant portion of this rotation. This is ideal for students with an interest in pediatrics, family medicine, or medical genetics.