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Elective Title: 93VA720 — DERMATOPATHOLOGY


This elective is designed to provide the student who is interested in a career in dermatology or pathology with an in-depth experience in the pathology of the skin. During the month the student will participate in daily sign out, attend weekly Dermatopathology conferences, and correlate clinical and pathologic findings at the weekly Dermatology Grand Rounds and on the dermatology consultation service where appropriate.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Bev Jarrett (bjarrett@iupui.edu)

Director: Simon Warren, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU Health Pathology Laboratory, IU Health University Hospital (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Experience the practice of dermatopathology (PC1)
  • 2) Explain the basic histology of the skin and its alterations in disease (MK3)
  • 3) Correlate clinical and pathologic findings (MK3)
  • 4) Incorporate basic science and clinical research into the diagnosis of skin diseases (MK2)
  • 5) Incorporate molecular techniques (immunoperoxidase, in situ hybridization, PCR, comparative genomic hybridization, next generation sequencing) into clinical diagnoses in dermatology (MK2)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation, exit test)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 90%Pathology; 10% Clinical Dermatology

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Bev Jarrett (bjarrett@iupui.edu) Please apply to Bev Jarrett, bjarrett@iupui.edu

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None