SOM Preclinical Preceptorships

Course Title
Dermatology Preclinical Preceptorship
Course Number
Prerequisites: Successful completion of year 1 
      Additional Requirements:
Responsible Faculty Director:
Lindy Ross, M.D
Other Faculty:
Brandon Goodwin, MD Janice Wilson, MD Brent Kelly, MD Erica Kelly, MD Bernard Gibson, MD Michael Wilkerson, MD Sharon Raimer, MD
Available Dates
• 4-week block: 4/25/20212- 5/20/2022
• 4-week block: 5/23/2022 - 6/17/2022
Application Submission Deadline
Maximum Enrollment

Where and to whom the application should be submitted
 Contact Marianne Keeswood at (409)772-5047 or if you have any questions regarding the elective. Applications will be sent via email to sign up and a selection will be based off a lottery.

Goals & Objectives
 To become familiar with the field of dermatology and how it is practiced. To learn to manage common dermatologic conditions.

Description of course activities
 Students will be paired with one or more clinicians at UTMB and will accompany the practitioner in his/her daily activities. Preceptorship sites include Galveston and League City clinics. These activities may include clinical experiences, teaching conferences, and other meetings. Students will be encouraged to become as actively involved in patient care activities as their level of training permits. Substantial physician supervision will be provided. All faculty preceptors are board certified dermatologists who are in academic practice.

Method of student evaluation
Check all that apply - complete appropriate section(s) only:
1.  Clinical Observation
  A. Frequency - How often are students observed clinically?
    Daily. Feedback as appropriate.
  B. Format - What method(s) are used to document the student's clinical performance?
    Daily oral feedback   End of period oral feedback   Written feedback   Other

2.  Oral Presentation
  A. Audience - To whom does the student present?
    Faculty, residents, and other rotating students
  B. Frequency / duration of presentation(s)?
    One oral presentation at the end of the preceptorship. May also be asked to review diseases/management related to patients seen in clinic (in addition).
  C. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's presentation?
    Will be asked to review in depth etiology and management of a dermatologic disease of their choosing.
  D. Assessment - Who assesses the student's presentation performance?
    Self-assessment   Peer assessment   Faculty assessment
  E. Method of content selection
    Current cases   Student-selected topic   Assigned topic

3.  Written Assignment (H&P's, notes, papers, abstracts, etc.)
  A. Frequency of written assignment(s)?
    No written assignment required.
  B. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's written work?
    No written assignment required.
  C. Length of written assignment(s)?
    Abstract   Annotated bibliography   1 - 2 page paper   3+ page paper
  D. Are recent references required?
    Yes           No
  E. Method of content selection - e.g. student-selected, relate to cases, etc.?
  F. Audience - Who assesses the studentís written performance?
    Peer Assessment     Faculty Assessment     Other

4.  Extra Course Activities
  What expectations do you have for the student to demonstrate participation in the course (e.g. small group activities, seminars, thoughtful questions, providing resources, journal club, etc.)?
    Students participating in this preceptorship will be expected to participate in departmental conferences and faculty/resident lectures.

5.  Other Modes of Evaluation
  Please explain below.


6.  Stipend Availability
  Yes           No           Maybe