CONNECTIVE TISSUE & SKIN SYSTEMS COURSE – SECOND YEAR
Participants = Departments of Orthopedics, Pathology, Radiology and Medicine/Divisions of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology and Dermatology. The format varies from didactic lectures to workshops and clinical pathologic correlations, including an opportunity for students to interact with patients.
CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY – ONE MONTH ELECTIVE – THIRD & FOURTH YEAR
Katherine Siamas, MD
1320 Stony Brook Road Building F
Stony Brook, NY 11790
An understanding of dermatologic disorders, their clinical manifestations, and therapeutic management is an important part of clinical training. The eye must be trained through experience to recognize cutaneous lesions which may be clues to the presence of significant cutaneous diseases or underlying systemic diseases.
Elective time will include extensive exposure to patients with skin disease as well as teaching sessions and therapy workshops.
- Become skilled in describing cutaneous lesions using the language of Dermatology.
- Learn to recognize the common skin diseases and skin cancer.
- Gain experience in the cutaneous manifestations of infections, including those associated with AIDS.
- Become familiar with the cutaneous signs of systemic diseases.
- Understand the essentials of dermatologic therapeutics.
ONE MONTH RESEARCH ELECTIVE – THIRD & FOURTH YEAR
Richard A. Clark, MD
HSC T-16-060 Stony Brook, NY 11794-8165
This rotation is designed to acquaint the medical student with the application of basic science to clinical problems. The student will have an opportunity, for a period no less than one month, to delve into the analytic processes necessary to formulate a scientific question, design an experimental approach, analyze data, draw conclusions from the data, and prepare a report. Such analytic processes are crucial to render good patient care and to continue medical education after formal training.
Interested students should confer with the course director to identify the individual student’s interest with available projects for the one month elective.
- Gain an appreciation for a basic science background to Dermatology.
- Introduction to laboratory investigation for students who may have interest in pursuing such a career.
- Gain experience in understanding and interpreting scientific literature.
- Learn how to develop a hypothesis or question based on previous literature or previous laboratory data.
- Learn how to select and implement the proper experimental methodology to address the hypothesis or answer the question.
- Acquire the skills to perform the experimental methods.
- Understand the importance of rigorous data collection and analysis.
- Write a report summarizing the background, methodology, results, analysis and conclusion.
- Present the report at a departmental conference, or better yet, a national conference.