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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!

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By DIGA Blogger on 11/4/2014 11:28 AM
For a full description of the position and application instruction please visit, but in brief Dr. Wu, who is Director of Dermatology Research at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, is offering a 12 month, clinical research volunteer opportunity for a medical student to serve as a research volunteer in ongoing Phase III-IV clinical trials for psoriasis.  This position entails operation of the clinical trial protocols (e.g. preparing for patient visits, managing research databases, shadowing Dr. Wu in research clinic, as well as other research tasks). It is a major priority that the medical student will author at least 10 publications and have the opportunity to serve as first author for review articles and case reports.  In addition, the research volunteer can attend the monthly Kaiser Permanente dermatology Grand Rounds, and Dr. Wu will notify the student if there are any interesting patients in regular clinic....
By DIGA Blogger on 8/31/2014 8:49 AM
The Vitiligo Working Group is composed of numerous, highly respected academic and private practice Dermatologists that periodically meet throughout the year via conference calls to discuss various aspects of Vitiligo such as controversies and issues in the treatment of Vitiligo. From these meetings, committee members will coordinate to form well-designed studies to answer these outstanding queries or publish the committee's consensus providing treatment guidelines for other dermatologists. Overall, this position is a great opportunity to network, learn from experts in the field, and make a difference in the lives of patients. CLICK THIS BLOG FOR DETAILS REGARDING THE AVAILABLE POSITIONS.
By DIGA Blogger on 8/23/2014 11:58 PM
We would like to welcome our new DIGs and thank previous groups that have updated their contact information for 2014-2015. If your school's dermatology interest group would like to become affiliated with DIGA or have yet to update your contact information for this year, please complete DIGA's Online Registration Form and then email to alert us to the form's completion.

If you have any questions about joining, please email Updates about your DIG's community service projects, fundraising initiatives, and local dermatology meetings should be sent to your DIGA Regional Director.
By DIGA Blogger on 5/21/2014 11:11 AM
The Cutaneous Oncology Program at Boston University Medical Center is currently accepting applications for a one to two year Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship starting July 2014.  Fellows will receive training in the multidisciplinary management of patients with cutaneous lymphoma, melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancers, and pigmented lesions using such treatment modalities as targeted therapy, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, extracorporeal photopheresis, and phototherapy.  Fellows will be actively involved in conducting clinical trials and are expected to present their work at regional and national meetings and to publish their findings where appropriate.  In addition, fellows will be participating in General Dermatology clinics.

The prerequisites are as follows:

•    Recent graduates from U.S. accredited medical schools, or applicants who have completed an internship; applicants who have matched into dermatology (PGY-2 beginning July 2015) and have a year open between completion of their internship and starting...
By DIGA Blogger on 5/21/2014 10:37 AM
The Kuchnir Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery will be spearheading a new educational fellowship for accepted, future dermatology residents that are seeking a clinical position between the completion of preliminary/transitional year and start of their dermatology residency (“gap year”). The fellow will join our academically affiliated private practice and participate in clinical encounters, medical student education, and dedicated mentorship from our eight dermatologists with over fifty years of combined experience as faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools.  This experience is highly customizable to engage in activities that align with the fellow’s professional goals. Position details: A) Prerequisite training:    - Completion of a PGY-1 year and USMLE Step 3 prior to start date.   - Full medical licensure is NOT required.    - 10 month commitment between July 2014 and June 2015 is expected. B) Duties will include teaching medical students and coordinating patient...
By DIGA Blogger on 5/12/2014 4:22 PM
John Hopkins University's Department of Dermatology has just announced a new one-year Ethnic Skin Research Fellowship starting this July 2014. If you are interested in learning more about this or other available fellowships, please visit the DIGA's Research Fellowship webpage:
By DIGA Blogger on 4/27/2014 9:43 AM
The Department of Dermatology at the Hofstra NSLIJ School of Medicine has received initial accreditation for a training program. At this time, we are seeking candidates for PGY2 positions only who have or will have successfully completed a qualifying PGY1 training year prior to matriculation on July 1, 2014. Applications are due by Friday, May 9th.
By DIGA Blogger on 4/10/2014 7:46 AM
Open PGY-3 Dermatology Resident Position (second-year resident) at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, RI--position will start July 1, 2014. Applications for this position are NOT being accepted through ERAS. If you are aware of candidates who are highly motivated and eligible to transfer, we would appreciate you making them aware of this opportunity.  Please email an updated CV and a brief statement explaining why you are interested in transferring to Donna Colwell

Program Coordinator

Roger Williams Medical Center

Department of Dermatology and Skin Surgery

By DIGA Blogger on 4/6/2014 6:53 PM
Open PGY-3 dermatology resident position (second-year resident) or PGY-2 dermatology resident position (first-year resident) at Kaiser Permanente Southern California. Preference will be given to PGY3 applicants. Position will start July 1, 2014. Applications for this position are NOT being accepted through ERAS. Please email the below files to - updated CV - personal statement - USMLE transcripts/board part 1, 2, and 3 scores - Three letters of recommendation, one from your current program director - photo THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED
By DIGA Blogger on 3/26/2014 11:02 AM
Johns Hopkins University Department of Dermatology has announced openings for their 2 year Wound Fellowship starting July 1, 2014. Completion of a PGY-1 year and passing of Step III is required for the position. For more details, please visit DIGA's Research Fellowship Opportunities by clicking here.

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