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Elective Title: 02VA701 — DERMATOLOGY


This elective will provide the senior student with a clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of the common skin problems seen in the daily practice of medicine. The major emphasis will be on outpatient or office management and will include laboratory experience. The student will participate in the office surgical procedures-biopsy and/or treatment of skin problems.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu)

Director: Jeffrey Sassmannshausen, M.D.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: IUSM - Fort Wayne

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Use dermatology specific vocabulary in patient encounters which will help facilitate communication with dermatologists (MK1)
  • 2) Identify 5 common rashes(MK3)
  • 3) Describe when to refer a patient to a dermatologist (PC2)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (Observation and presentations)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 32-40

Time Distribution: 85% Clinical; 5% Lecture/Seminar; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: AC- Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH Due to a large number of requests for this rotation and a limited number of available faculty, there will be an occasional month when this rotation will not be available or will be canceled. There may also be and occasional month when two persons could be accommodated. All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinator Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None