Medical student courses

Our faculty participate in teaching medical students during the second-year course, third-year clerkship and fourth-year elective. We offer electives in clinical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and dermatopathology. Course information for current medical students can be found in the Washington University School of Medicine Bulletin.

Visiting medical students

We welcome students from other institutions to participate in a dermatology elective as a visiting student at Washington University School of Medicine. Please note that for the upcoming academic year, we are following AAMC guidelines and will sponsor “virtual experiences” only for medical students from other institutions to learn more about our residency program through participation in virtual Grand Rounds and didactic sessions, faculty and resident panels, and meetings with program leadership.

The “virtual experiences” will be non-credit bearing, and will occur in 2 week blocks, with tentative schedule below:

  • August 17-August 28
  • August 31-September 11
  • September 14-September 25
  • September 28-October 9
  • October 12-October 23

Applications will be accepted through VSAS later this spring or summer. Please check back to this site as well as the Washington University Visiting Medical Student Program for updates.

Medical student research

Research opportunities are available for interested medical students, starting in the first year of medical school.

Sun Protection Outreach Teaching by Students (SPOTS)

Sun Protection Outreach Teaching by Students (SPOTS) was created by a group of medical students and dermatology faculty from both St. Louis University and Washington University Medical Schools under the leadership of Stephanie Lickerman, RN, Community Education Director for the Melanoma Hope Network. This program, established through a collaborative effort between the two medical institutions, a community non-profit organization (the Melanoma Hope Network), and the Rockwood School District, represents the first educational program of its kind that focuses on teenage skin cancer prevention taught by medical professionals in training. SPOTS is an award-winning program, receiving two Golden Triangle Awards from the American Academy of Dermatology in 2009.