Photo by Hourann Bosci


Skin Cancer Screening, Teaching Sun Protection,Photo by Louise Chu

Welcome to the Dermatology Interest Group at UCSF webpage. Our goal is to provide resources for students considering future careers in Dermatology.

If you would like to be added to our email list or want to share your ideas about how we can better serve you, please let us know at derminterestgroup (at) 




Upcoming Dermatology Conferences: 

14th Annual Coastal Dermatology Symposium 

  • Meeting Date: October 4-6th, 2018
  • Meeting Location: Monterey, California 
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: August 20th, 2018

Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance 2018 Annual Conference 

  • Meeting Date: October 25-17th, 2018
  • Meeting Location: Aurora, Colorado 
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: August 20th, 2018

South Beach Symposium and Aesthetic Dermatology

  • Meeting Date: February 7-10th, 2019
  • Meeting Location: Miami Beach, Florida
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: January 10th, 2019


Tentative Schedule for the 2018-2019 Academic Year


  • [ ] MS1 Student Activities Fair: Current members of the DIG help welcome the new MS1 class and provide information about DIG events and resources.


  • [ ] DIG Mentorship Program: Recruitment begins


  • [ ] DIG Mentorship Program: Matching of mentor-mentee pairs.

  • [ ] Subspecialist Panel: UCSF Derm faculty discuss career pathways in subspecialties of Dermatology, including Pediatric Dermatology, Medical Dermatology, and Clinical Research.

  • [ ] MS4 interviewing session: Current UCSF Derm residents share advice on interviews. (Note: this session is limited to students applying in the current cycle)


  • [ ] Annual Meet and Greet with students, residents, and faculty members.


  • [ ] The preclinical Introduction to Dermatology Elective begins in the Winter quarter.


  • [ ] Post-Match Panel: Students that applied in Dermatology will share advice on the application and interview process to all interested students. Priority will be given to questions from students applying in the 2019-2020 cycle.


  • [   ] Annual UCSF Skin Cancer Screening

Career Resources

Career Advisor: Dr. Kanade Shinkai 

Confidential Advisor: Dr. Ryan Arakaki

Career Information Guide By Dr. Kanade Shinkai, Associate Residency Program Director

UCSF students' post-match statistics

Interview Advice for Students Applying Into Dermatology

General Advice on Residency Interviews

Volunteer Resources

UCSF Homeless Clinic at 5th Street Shelter - Dermatology Clinics 

Education Resources

American Academy of Dermatology, Basic Dermatology Curriculum

Derm Net NZ

Dermatology Online Atlas


American Board of Dermatology

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

Dermatology Foundation

Internet Dermatology Society

San Francisco Dermatological Society

The Society for Pediatric Dermatology

Society for Investigative Dermatology




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