Medical Student Elective

The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology offers the following electives for medical students during the 2019-2020:

General Dermatology Elective (Course #03-01)

During the elective, the student will be exposed to the many aspects of dermatologic diagnosis and treatment by actively participating in the ambulatory and inpatient programs. The elective is conducted in all three departmental services: The Skin and Cancer Unit at the Ambulatory Care Center, Bellevue Hospital Medical Center and the New York Harbor Healthcare System - Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital. There is an in-depth lecture series and teaching conferences daily. At the end of the general dermatology elective, students will be able to properly perform a history and physical examination of patients with skin diseases, recognize and treat common skin conditions, and determining when it is appropriate to refer patients to Dermatologists or other specialists and skin morphology will be used as a method to generate a differential diagnosis.

The Office of Registration and Student Records at the NYU School of Medicine offers more detailed information in their website

The schedule is as follows:

2019 – 2020

May April 29 - May 26
June May 27 - June 23
July July 1 - July 28
August July 29 - August 25
September August 26 - September 22
October September 30 - October 27
November October 28 - November 24
December November 25 - December 22
January 2020  December 30 - January 26
February January 27 - February 23
March February 24 - March 22
April March 30- April 26
May April 27 - May 24
June May 25-June 21


* subject to change

General Information

  • All NYU Students must go through the Registrar's Office to enroll in an elective;
  • All visiting students are required to submit an application;
  • All students must report to the Registrar's Office on the first day (located at 545 First Avenue, Room 6M)
  • Please bring a copy of the completed visiting student elective registration form to
    be handed-in to the registrars.
  • The registration fee is $125. All checks or money order must be made payable to:
    NYU School of Medicine. No CASH is accepted.
  • All cancellation notices must be sent to the elective department and Registrar's

Please send all completed applications to the attention of:

Craig Burke, Project Associate
NYU Langone Medical Center
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology
240 East 38th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: (212) 263-5245
Fax: (212) 263-8752

Additionally, if you are from a group underrepresented in medicine as defined by the AAMC (African American, Hispanic American, and Native American) you are also eligible to apply for our Department’s Diversity Clerkship Award. For more information, please click here.