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Department of Dermatology Education Dermatology Medical Student Training

Dermatology Medical Student Training

NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology offers medical students an elective in general dermatology that includes active participation in ambulatory clinics and the inpatient consultation service.

General Dermatology Elective

The General Dermatology Elective provides medical students with exposure to many aspects of dermatologic diagnosis and treatment through active participation in our main dermatology outpatient clinic and inpatient consults. Students receive training in how to manage basic and complex dermatologic conditions.

Your rotations occur mostly in NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Ambulatory Care Center. You have the opportunity to rotate throughout subspecialty clinics, including cutaneous lymphoma, hair, vulvar disease, Hansen’s disease, connective tissue disease, dermatologic surgery, and wound care clinic. You also attend an in-depth lecture series at the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System given by our senior residents, and daily teaching conferences.

Upon competition of the elective, you are able to properly perform a history and physical examination of patients with skin diseases, and recognize and treat common skin conditions. Learn more about the General Dermatology Elective.

2023 General Dermatology Elective Schedule

This four-week elective is offered year-round. Dates are subject to change.

May 29-June 25
July 3-July 30
July 31-August 27
August 28-September 24
October 2-October 29
October 30-November 26
November 27-December 24

How to Apply

Learn more about registering for elective courses, including our General Dermatology Elective. The course number is 03-01.

If you have any questions, please contact Craig Burke, project associate, at 212-263-5245 or

Diversity Funding Opportunity

If you are from a group underrepresented in medicine as defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges, you are also eligible to apply for our department’s Diversity Clerkship Award.