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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 10/26/2012 2:08 PM
Hi everyone! We just wanted to let you all know that the DIGA forum is up and running again.  In the past this was a great place for applicants, interested students, and faculty members to discuss the field of dermatology in addition to any questions or concerns regarding the application process.  Just click on the forum link and post away!  Any questions can be directed directly to
By DIGA Blogger on 10/7/2012 2:45 PM
A conference discussing laser and aesthetic skin therapy will be held on October 26-27, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.  

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact
By DIGA Blogger on 10/7/2012 2:37 PM
The Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, host their monthly Grand Rounds on the first Wednesday of every month.  Patient Viewing starts at 8 am in the Shapiro Building, and discussion of these cases is a 9 am.  Lectures will immediately follow until noon. If you are in the area, please come visit and learn from the interesting case presentations.  (670 Albany Street, Boston, MA)

Thanks to our Northeastern Regional Director for sharing!

If you would like your program's monthly Grand Rounds or State Dermatology Conference posted, please email
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.

Share what your Dermatology Interest Group is doing!

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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

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