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VisualDx is offering FREE* trial access to medical students currently involved in DIGA. VisualDx is an award-winning diagnostic clinical decision support system that has become the standard electronic resource at more than half of U.S. medical schools and more than 2,300 hospitals and clinics worldwide. VisualDx combines problem oriented clinical search with the world's best curated medical image … Continue reading VisualDx

Helpful Links

Interested in Derm? American Academy of Dermatology AAMC Specialty Description Applying to Derm? List of AGCME Accredited Programs Away Rotation Student Housing Match 2018 - Charting Outcomes Looking for Derm references? Virtual Derm Path Check Your Skin AAD Medical Student Core Curriculum Dermatology Information Service (DermIS) John Hopkins Derm Atlas Loyola's Derm Atlas OSU Derm … Continue reading Helpful Links

Former DIGA Board Members

2019-2020 Co-President: CiCi Topham Co-President: Krysta Lin Co-President: Mai-Anh Vu Secretary: Albert Wu Webmaster: Emily Henkel Residency Interview Database Director: O. Nefertiti Umeh Co-Research Chair: Megan O'Connor Co-Research Chair: Dylan Haynes Northeastern Regional Director: Zizi Yu Western Regional Director: Shreya Sreekantaswamy Midwestern Regional Director: Kayo Robinson Southern Regional Director: Anisha Guda Public Relations/Social Media Chair: … Continue reading Former DIGA Board Members

Research Forums

Dermatology Focused Research American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting: Present your research at the annual AAD meeting with an audience of dermatologists, residents, and medical students. To learn more, please visit:   American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Summer Academy Meeting: Present your research at the annual AAD summer meeting with an audience of dermatologists, residents, … Continue reading Research Forums

Underrepresented Minorities

American Academy of Dermatology Diversity Mentorship Program One-on-one mentorship experience with a dermatologist of the student’s choice from a list of mentors One month, 160 hour requirement Third- and fourth-year medical students underrepresented in medicine highly encouraged to apply to enhance their dermatology residency applications. The AAD recognizes the following groups to be underrepresented in … Continue reading Underrepresented Minorities


While there are some programs that will not interview applicants who previously did not match, failure to match does not prevent candidates from reapplying in the future. Many excellent dermatologists did not match the first time. Reapplicants should seek to overcome previous weaknesses and further build their application. The dermatology program director/chair at your current … Continue reading Reapplicants


Do dermatology programs value non-dermatology research? All research experiences are considered, not just ones related to dermatology. A background in research suggests that a student has exposure to hypothesis-driven thinking and may be able to more critically new information as well ask questions related to patient care more readily. It is understood that only students … Continue reading Research