Medical Student Rotations
Two week rotations are available for LSUHSC-NO third year students as a part of their Career Planning Elective. Third year students have the opportunity to rotate with residents and faculty at UMC. During this time, students will see a variety of skin pathology and complex medical dermatology.
Four week Dermatology rotations are available for LSU and visiting fourth year medical students. Students will spend two weeks rotating in New Orleans working closely with faculty and residents at our state-of-the-art medical facility, UMC. Students will also rotate in our Children’s Hospital Clinic and have the opportunity to work with our Mohs surgeons. In addition to two weeks in New Orleans, students will spend two weeks at our Baton Rouge clinic location. Overall, students will be exposed to a variety of skin pathology in patients of all ages and races while rotating through our clinics. Students will also be required to attend resident didactic days on Thursdays. At the end of the rotation, students will give a brief presentation as well as take a short test.
Fourth year medical students, from other insitutions, who are interested in rotating with LSU Dermatology will need to submit an application through VSAS at https://students-residents.aamc.org/attending-medical-school/article/visiting-student-learning-opportunities/
LSU Dermatology provides a well-rounded curriculum for the residents. There are resident run clinics at UMC, the VA, Ochsner, and Baton Rouge Mid-City Clinic. Residents also rotate through faculty clinics including at Children’s Hospital and LSU Healthcare Network. Residents work with Mohs surgeons in their private practice clinics. The variety of clinic settings allows our residents to be exposed to a diverse patient population and succeed in medical dermatology, surgery, and cosmetics. Residents host cosmetic clinics in New Orleans and Baton Rouge and practice a broad spectrum of aesthetic medicine from neurotoxins, fillers, chemical peels, to lasers. Residents perform numerous skin surgeries throughout their tenure starting early in their first year. Residents also attend weekly didactics where both residents and faculty give interactive lectures. Residents have weekly didactic sessions with dermatopathologists from the community as well as visiting experts from the Southeast. With a background of strong didactics, ample procedure experience, and a broad patient population in New Orleans, our residents are extremely well prepared for fellowship or any practice setting at the end of their 3 years of training.