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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 1/8/2018 8:33 PM
DIGA is taking leadership applications for the 2018-2019 academic year!

Please download the attached application and follow the included instructions. The deadline to email completed applications is January 24, 2018.

Click here to download the application.
By DIGA Blogger on 10/5/2017 5:02 PM
AAD Diversity Mentorship Program applications are due 12/1/2017! Click here for more information.
By DIGA Blogger on 10/5/2017 4:59 PM

The Skin of Color Society (established in 2004) is a professional organization devoted to the scientific study of skin of color within the dermatological specialty. Furthermore, this organization promotes education of healthcare professionals and the general public about dermatology in skin of color. Medical students can benefit from the website's countless educational resources and opportunities to engage in research activities.

See ( for more information.

By DIGA Blogger on 10/1/2017 2:44 AM
St. Joseph Mercy Dermatology Residency Program will be accepting 4th year medical students through the ACGME match this year. Students will still need to apply separately for the transitional year internship through the match as the program is not categorical. Please see below for more information about the St. Joseph Mercy Dermatology Residency Program and Transitional Year Program. how to request rotations.

St. Joseph Mercy Dermatology Residency Program:

2-week clinical rotations are still available for interested fourth-year medical students wishing to pursue a future in dermatology. If you are unable to rotate for 2 weeks, we will try to accommodate your school’s rotation policy. There are other options available such as meeting with our program director, Daniel Stewart DO, or attending one of our upcoming Grand Rounds. This is a great opportunity for us to showcase our program while also learning more about you. To schedule a rotation or to help arrange one of the other options, please contact Patrice Robertson at
By DIGA Blogger on 9/9/2017 6:10 AM
National Psoriasis Foundation Events:

Events, organized by location, are listed below. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Kim Schleyer at and she will coordinate your involvement.


·      Chicago Division Board: “We are looking for dedicated volunteers who are interested in leadership opportunities to expand our mission throughout the Chicagoland area. We are currently looking to recruit our Development Chair who will work alongside our Division Chair in expanding our mission throughout Chicago. Additional volunteers needed in the areas of advocacy, join us for our Illinois Lobby Day and share your story, education and outreach, be a part of our development task team, help us build our special events, media and more. We meet quarterly in the downtown Chicago area.”

·      Team NPF Cycle in Chicago: “Become a volunteer on our Team NPF Cycle committee. We meet monthly. If you are interested...
By DIGA Blogger on 6/20/2016 11:23 PM
The USF Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery is currently seeking applicants for a research assistant position to begin this summer.  This opportunity is for 6 to 12 months mentorship under the direction of Dr. Patel (Director, clinical research) and Dr. Seminario (Associate director, clinical research).  The research assistant will gain valuable experience in preparing IRB submissions and conducting clinical research.  She/he will learn to navigate health publication databases and make use of research reference software for the purpose of research preparations. He/she will also learn to develop research protocols, identify funding and formulate grant applications. The research assistant will be expected to present a poster during USF research day,  and to write and submit a research manuscript and case reports to peer-reviewed journals. The research assistant will also have the opportunity to attend all the USF resident academic conferences and will assist Dr. Patel in his transplant clinic and round with Dr. Seminario on her Tampa General Hospital inpatient consult service, among other clinics....
By DIGA Blogger on 2/3/2016 11:20 AM
Please take a moment to view our Winter Newsletter, which features new opportunities and dermatology events, as well as a special feature Q&A with the Chairman and Associate Program Director for Residency at Thomas Jefferson University! 

DIGA Winter Newsletter 2016

To subscribe to future newsletters, follow the link above or email
By DIGA Blogger on 6/4/2015 10:22 AM
Hello members! I'd like to pass on a message from organizers of the Dermatology 2016 conference. They are offering special rates for students, and are very interested in having students attend. They are also interested in potential speakers, so if you know of faculty or dermatologists who would be interested, please pass along the message. See the attached files for more information regarding this! Update: The conference date has been changed from May 5-7, 2016 to May 4-6, 2016. Please take note of this in your calendars! Dermatology 2016- speaker invitation.docxStudent invitation - Dermatology 2016.docx
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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DIGA 2018-2019 Leadership Application
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