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Non-Harvard Medical students:

Non-HMS Medical students interested an exchange clerkship in an HMS-affiliated dermatology patient setting should contact the HMS Registrar (


Harvard Medical students:

Dermatology Interest Group

We recommend that HMS Medical students interested in Dermatology join the Dermatology Interest Group (DIG). 


Research Opportunities

To find out more about research going on with our program, please visit our website:

From this site you can link directly to our basic research laboratories as well as our clinical research units.  This site also offers an extensive list of clinical research ongoing throughout our program sites.
We also have many dermatology faculty who are interested in serving as research advisors for medical students.  You are welcome to contact these faculty directly.  Please see the link below:

Dermatology Advisors

All Harvard Medical students interested in dermatology are encouraged to meet with our Program Director, Dr. Jennifer Huang.  Please contact Diane at or 617-726-5254 to schedule an appointment.

HMS Dermatology Core Advisory Committee

The HMS Dermatology Core Advisory Committee is composed of four faculty advisors, each of whom serve as site directors for the HMS Dermatology Clinical Clerkship, who welcome students to contact them for career guidance.   Their role is to inform you of career opportunities and the basic process of applying for dermatology residency, and identify appropriate mentors for you.  Based on your interests, they may meet with you or assign you directly to another mentor.  Please let them know your medical student year and a little bit about your interest.

1.       BCH: Jennifer Huang, MD,
2.       BIDMC: Jean McGee MD,
3.       BWH: Elizabeth Buzney, MD,
4.       MGH: Steven Chen, MD,

Other Useful Resources

AAD Medical Student Core Curriculum

Harvard Scholars in Medicine
SMO website

Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF)
IRCF website

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows Program
HHMI website

Albert M. Kligman Fellowship Fund to attend the Society of Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting
SID website

MGH Medical Student Poster Award - Stipend: for American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting

BWH Medical Student Poster/Presentation Award – Stipend for American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) or Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting.
Contact Tanya Kershaw:

AAD Diversity Mentorship Program

American Skin Association Medical Student Grants

American Dermatologic Association Medical Student Fellowship

Melanoma Research Foundation Medical Student Research Awards

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