APD's Statement on Away Rotations

The Association of Professors of Dermatology (APD) Program Directors Section published an important statement regarding Away Rotations for the ERAS 2021-2022 season. Please read their recommendation below.

About Us

The Dermatology Interest Group Association (DIGA) is a national student-run, nonprofit organization committed to providing volunteering, networking, and research opportunities to medical students interested in a career in dermatology.

DIGA’s mission is to:

  • Provide a support group and community for students considering a career in dermatology;
  • Provide opportunities for students to form productive relationships with other students and members in the field of dermatology;
  • Provide a forum for communication and accurate information exchange between students, residents, and program directors on topics pertinent to a career in dermatology;
  • Provide a network for a collaboration on projects and volunteer and service activities among dermatology interest groups nationwide.

***Our webpage is dedicated in loving memory to Dr. Kelly Werlinger, our founder.***



Coolibar is a Minnesota-based company which aims to keep the world safe from sun damage! They produce UPF 50+ clothing for all ages and types of activities. The company kindly hosted a giveaway for DIGA followers given our mutual goals of sun safety and skin cancer awareness. The giveaway winner on our Instagram page has been awarded a $250 care package of personalized Coolibar sun safety clothing items. Check out Coolibar on their page!

DIGA is an entirely student run organization that relies on the generosity of donors to fund our programs and website. If you are interested in becoming a DIGA sponsor, please contact us at diga.derminterest@gmail.com. All donors will be featured on our webpage! Dermatology Blogs

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