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Rotations - Dermatology at MedStar Washington

General Dermatology: Clinical blocks in general dermatology staffed by attendings with diverse interests encompassing complex medical dermatology, immunodermatology, tropical and infectious disease, CTCL, hair diseases, and cutaneous manifestations of systemic diseases.

Dermatopathology: Educational block spent signing out cases with our staff dermatopathologists, reviewing slide collections to hone skills, and prepare slides and images for grand rounds and upcoming conferences.

Surgery/Procedural Dermatology: Time is spent with the program's Mohs surgeons developing surgical skills and competency in performing biopsies, local excisions, Mohs, and cosmetic procedures.

Pediatric Dermatology: Rotations based out of Children's National Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital which include a vascular anomalies clinic, a neurofibromatosis clinic, general pediatric dermatology clinic, a pediatric procedural clinic, and inpatient/ED consults.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Consults/MedStar Washington Hospital Center Consults: Numerous inpatient and ED consults are generated from these two large tertiary referral centers composed of 900+ beds at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and 500+ beds at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Cutaneous Oncology: Based out of MedStar Washington Hospital Center's melanoma center, this rotation encompasses diagnosis, management, and follow-up of cutaneous melanomas incorporating a multidisciplinary approach. Heavy emphasis is placed on developing dermascopic skills and in mole mapping. Additionally, this clinic serves as a regional referral center for cutaneous lymphomas.

Photo/Contact: A specialty clinic for patients with contact dermatitis, photo-contact dermatoses, and photosensitive diseases. Patients undergo expanded series patch testing, photosensitivity MED testing, and photopatch testing.

Extracorporeal Photopheresis/Inpatient Dermatology: General dermatology clinic interspersed with care of patients admitted to the inpatient dermatology service and monitoring of patients undergoing extracorporeal photopheresis.

Electives/NIH: Clinical rotations are available to upper-level residents as well as a clinical rotation at the NIH which encompasses clinics, consults, and preparation for grand rounds.