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Medical Students

Duke Dermatology offers visiting students the opportunity to participate in a four-week clinical elective. During the course of the month, students spend two weeks in outpatient clinics, one week on the Duke in-patient consults service, and one week at the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center (DVAMC).  Students interested in Pediatric Dermatology are scheduled in September during which time they will be offered dedicated clinic time with our pediatric dermatologists Drs. Bellet and Prose. 

Fourth year students interested in dermatology should apply early, as spaces are limited.  Please submit  to VSAS including: 

  1. Medical school transcript
  2. A copy of your official USMLE board examination scores
  3. Please indicated your preferred date(s).

In addition, please submit the following information to Jessica Braddock:

A brief statement describing potential areas of interest in dermatology (e.g. contact dermatitis, autoimmune disease, etc.) and professional goals. Focused clinic and project time with a specific attending may be available upon request. Briefly describe your interest in Duke Dermatology and how a rotation at Duke will contribute to your long-term career goals. Please note that students interested in Pediatric Dermatology are preferentially scheduled for September. If the area of interest in Pediatric Dermatology this should be noted in the statement.

Applications will be reviewed May 1st.  Applications submitted after May 1st will be considered only if positions remain available.

If you have any questions about the application process or Duke Dermatology Department please contact:

Jessica Braddock
Residency Program in Dermatology
Clinical Research Fellowship Program in Dermatology
40 Duke Medical Circle, 3385 Orange Zone
DUMC 3822
Durham, NC 27710
Tel:  919-681-6894
Fax: 919-684-9577

Please note that to participate in this elective, an affiliation agreement between the student’s home institution and Duke is required.

For more information about the Duke Visiting Student program please contact:

Scott Campbell, Student Services Officer and Visiting Student Coordinator,


Please click here for details on the dermatology elective.

On this page you will find the links to the required online teaching modules.  This contains answers to most of the frequently asked questions and provides much of the basic information you'll need to feel comfortable starting your dermatology elective.  This site is on the Duke intranet and is accessible from computers on the Duke campus or remotely through virtual pin.

If you are a non-Duke Medical student please contact the Duke University School of Medicine's Registrar , specifically the Visiting Student Program.