Visiting Student Rotation

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to medical education across the country. We understand that students' anxiety about the upcoming application cycle has been heightened given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 related changes to curriculum and scheduling and how this will affect the residency application process. For the 2020-2021 academic year we will unfortunately not be able to accept external rotators. However, if one's home institution does not have a dermatology residency program, rotators will be considered on a case by case basis. Students should still apply via VSAS but also contact Executive Residency Coordinator Kayleigh Hausmann at and let her know you are a rotator applying from a home program without a Dermatology Program.

If you are an external rotator-hopeful but do not qualify for the exception, beginning July 1, 2020 there are limited spots to join the program's Thursday virtual didactics sessions for a 4-week period. Please contact Executive Residency Coordinator Kayleigh Hausmann at and let her know you are interested. Credit is not offered for participating

DERM 380 Dermatology Clinic

Conferences, lectures, and attendance at dermatology clinic where patients with wide variety of dermatoses are seen: diagnosis and treatment of common skin disorders, dermatologic surgery procedures, technique for using liquid nitrogen, culture and identification of fungi, and microscopic diagnosis of common cutaneous diseases. Part of the elective may be spent with the Pediatric Dermatology Division at Children's National Medical Center. Faculty includes: Drs. Adam Friedman, Joseph Zahn, Ilana DeLuca, Vishal Patel, and Yasmine Kirkorian. Course Duration: 4 weeks.

Contact Information:

Kayleigh Hausmann


PED 411 Pediatric Dermatology

Prerequisites: Please contact Dr. Yasmine Kirkorian at 

This elective course presents an opportunity for 4th-year medical students to learn the nature and scope of pediatric dermatology. Students will be active members of the Dermatology Service, participating in out-patient clinics and in-patient consultation rounds. Students will attend formal dermatology didactic conferences, lectures, and Grand Rounds. This rotation is designed in particular for medical students who plan a career in Pediatrics. You will learn about common pediatric skin conditions as well as complex pediatric concerns, such as congenital, infectious, parasitic, neoplastic, and secondary disorders caused by underlying systemic conditions. No Dermatology prerequisites. No weekends or call. The students will interact with Dermatology Residents and also with Children’s National Pediatric Residents and Fellows who are rotating on Dermatology. Most conferences are dermatologic in nature although there are opportunities to attend general pediatric conferences. Personal transportation may be necessary to attend clinics and conferences at NIH, Georgetown University Hospital, & Children’s National satellite clinics. Course Duration: 2-4 weeks. Course dates are flexible and do not need to coincide with GWU’s block calendar.

Contact Information: 

Wilhelmina Bradford
Phone:  (202) 476-3395
Fax: (202) 476-3621

Please see the School of Medicine and Health Sciences page for visiting students for information about applying through the Visiting Student Application Service