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The purpose of the DIGA blog is to unite student dermatology interest groups across the nation and allow DIGs to communicate in an easy effective manner.

If you would like to share events your DIG is planning or what your DIG accomplished this semester please email and have your school featured on our blog!

We are open to suggestions for improvement and feedback on how to make the blog (and website) fit your needs! 

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By DIGA Blogger on 8/26/2012 7:52 PM
Congratulation to Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.  They will be having their inaugural DIG meeting this October over an informal meal, in which Dermatology staff can talk to students about why they chose their particular specialties and provide opportunities for student to learn about the field in general.  Already, they are planning to participate at community health events' skin cancer screenings, volunteer at the Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland, and provide opportunities for students to participate in shadowing and research opportunities within the field of dermatology.

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By DIGA Blogger on 8/13/2012 5:29 PM
Hi DIGA members!  For all of you on twitter, follow our group at  We're looking forward to hearing from you!
By DIGA Blogger on 8/13/2012 5:27 PM
Reminder to everyone who is submitting abstracts for the annual AAD Gross and Microscopic Symposium.  The deadline for submission for abstracts is August 31, 2012 at 5:00 pm.  Abstracts that are accepted will then be presented at the annual AAD meeting March 1-2, 2013. Abstract descriptions are limited to 150 words.  More information can be found at Good luck to everyone submitting!
By DIGA Blogger on 7/30/2012 4:24 PM
The University of Mississippi Dermatology Interest Group volunteered for the Leonard E. Warren Melanoma Foundation’s Ninth Annual Run From the Sun 5K Run/Walk held in downtown Jackson, MS on April 7th. The race, which was held at 5:30 pm to avoid peak sun hours, consisted of a 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run. Local dermatologists and plastic surgeons came out to lend support for the cause, offering free skin cancer screenings before and after the race....
By DIGA Blogger on 1/4/2012 2:12 PM
Please check back late this fall when DIGA Officer applications open. If you are interested in becoming an officer of the Dermatology Interest Group Association, please send us your application (see below) once application season opens. Serving as a DIGA officer is a great opportunity to benefit your community of student dermatologists and meet practicing dermatologists from around the country. The past year's deadline to apply was January 27th, 2012.

Positions available include:

Vice President




Community Service Director

Professional Societies Liaison

Residency Interviews Database Director

Southern Regional Director 

Northeastern Regional Director 

Midwestern Regional Director 

Western Regional Director

Public Relations/Fundraising Chair

Curriculum Development

Sun Protection Chair

Melanoma Fundraising Chair

Allied Health Outreach Chair

Psoriasis Awareness...
By DIGA Blogger on 10/20/2011 6:04 PM
UV Bead Bracelets
By DIGA Blogger on 9/14/2011 10:38 AM

By DIGA Blogger on 7/13/2011 8:24 AM
Art Papier MD invites you to attend this online meeting to learn how to use VisualDx and provide direct feedback to the creators of VisualDx. Click "Read More" below for all of the details on how to access this Webinar.
By DIGA Blogger on 6/22/2011 6:58 PM
New Rules Give Consumers More Information to Help Reduce the Risk of Skin Cancer, Early Aging

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week that sunscreen products meeting modern standards for effectiveness may be labeled with new information to help consumers find products that, when used with other sun protection measures, reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging, as well as help prevent sunburn. The final regulation allows sunscreen products that pass the FDA’s test for protection against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays to be labeled as “Broad Spectrum.” Under the new labeling, sunscreens labeled as both Broad Spectrum and SPF 15 (or higher), if used regularly, as directed, and in combination with other sun protection measures will help prevent sunburn, reduce the risk of skin cancer, and reduce the risk of early skin aging. “FDA has evaluated the data and developed testing and labeling requirements for sunscreen products, so that manufacturers...
By DIGA Blogger on 6/5/2011 11:23 PM

Interested in learning how to use VisualDx? Want to provide direct feedback to the creators of VisualDx?

DIGA and VisualDx have set up a live webinar session, tentatively scheduled for July 17 at 8pm EST.

Please check back here in July for a direct link to the web session!


"It was my first week on the pediatric rotation when I was paged for a new consult in the emergency room. The patient was a 5 year old boy presenting with fever, rash and appeared quite ill. I did the history and physical exam and by the time I finished talking to the family I had less than 10 minutes before the start of rounds with my attending. I knew I needed to have at least a couple of ideas for my differential diagnosis, most likely diagnosis, what test I would do and what treatment options. As this was my first week on pediatrics, I couldn't come up with any of this information, so i quickly pulled out my phone and launched the VisualDx app to help me with ideas. I used the Differential Builder,...

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