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 UAB Department of Dermatology is committed to supporting a diverse population of dermatologists to meet the diverse needs of our city, state, and country. We understand that an essential way to meet this goal is to support diversity, equity, and inclusion through the education of UIM medical students with interests in dermatology. Thus, we are delighted to offer this year two scholarships to support a visiting rotation at UAB Dermatology.

The Rotation

This two to four week visiting rotation at UAB Dermatology will provide UIM medical students in their 4th year with intensive clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of skin disease for those interested in pursuing dermatology as a career. It will include the following:
1. Daily attendance in assigned clinics (these clinics could include general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, pediatric dermatology, the dermatology consult service, and other subspecialty clinics.)
2. Attendance at weekly didactic sessions including Grand Rounds and Kodachromes
3. Presentation of a dermatologic topic of interest at the end of rotation
4. Meetings with an assigned faculty advisor

The Stipend

Each recipient of the scholarship will receive a $2,000 stipend to help cover travel, housing, and other living expenses.

Application Requirements

1. Current medical school transcript
2. Current CV
3. USMLE Step 1 Score Report or COMPLEX Score Report
4. One letter of recommendation
5. A completed secondary application accessed here. 
Please submit the above requirments in pdf form to ashleyvfoster@uabmc.edu. If selected, you will be required to submit a formal rotation application through VSLO. 


Applications will be accepted through May 1, 2023.


Jessica Brown-Korsah, Case Western Reserve University:
"I spent most of my time with the residents and attendings at the Whitaker clinic. The distance patients went to visit a dermatologist at UAB and UAB's dedication to serving the socioeconomically and racially diverse population struck me. Only one academic dermatology center exists in Alabama, and thus patients from Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and even Florida would come to the clinic where UAB was able to offer them optimism. In my time off exploring Birmingham, I took the chance to visit the 16th Street Baptist Church and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. The food choices and lively places were also wonderful. The banana pudding, the pleasant weather, and the kind people will all be missed!"

Jessica and Mayo Picture 2Jessica with her mentor, Dr. Tiffany Mayo!