Medical Degree Program Admissions Information for Incoming Students Curriculum Electives Student Experience Student Support 699D - Departmental Research Dermatology Dermatology Elective Home Education Medical Education Medical Degree Program Curriculum 699D - Departmental Research Dermatology Course Director, Coordinator and General Administrative Information Faculty & Staff Office Location Phone Email *Students are responsible for finding their own PI. DESCRIPTION This course is structured for medical students to complete a rotation focusing on clinical and translational research at the Dermatology Clinical Research Center. An emphasis will be placed on understanding clinical research, institutional review board protocol, and research patient interaction. Individual time will be spent with the Director of the Clinical Research Center on developing a personal research project to be initiated and if possible, completed during the elective, with the goal of eventual publication or presentation at a medical meeting. Students will be exposed to Phase II and III studies on a variety of dermatological conditions. In addition, they will attend weekly dermatology teaching conferences and bimonthly Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds. Time will be given as well for reading and personal education. PREREQUISITES Permission from the course director and approval of the Associate Dean of Clinical Education, as well as completion of third year required clerkships. Students will also need to complete the UCI Human Protection Training Course prior to the start of the elective. Please contact the site coordinator to confirm the required training when submitting an application for an elective. All training will need to be completed at least two weeks prior to the start of the elective. RESTRICTIONS Associate Dean of Clinical Education approval must be obtained prior to beginning a research project. Students must submit a UCI School of Medicine student research student application. COURSE DIRECTOR *Students are responsible for finding their own PI. INFORMATION FOR THE FIRST DAY Who to Report to on First Day: To be determined by principal investigator (PI). Location to Report on First Day: To be determined by principal investigator (PI). Time to Report on First Day: To be determined by principal investigator (PI). SITE: UCI School of Medicine. DURATION: 4-12 weeks Scheduling Coordinator: UCI students please call 714-456-8462 to make an appointment. Students must submit a UCI School of Medicine Student Research, International and Independent Study Application DocuSign. Periods Available: Throughout the year. NUMBER OF STUDENTS ALLOWED: 3 COMMUNICATION WITH FACULTY Questions about logistics should be directed to the Course Coordinator. Direct questions, comments, or concerns about the course can be directed to the Course Director. Contact information and office location are at the beginning of this document. The Course Director is also available to meet in person. Please email your PI to arrange an appointment. To ensure that your email will not be lost in the large volume of email received, please use the following convention for the subject line: SUBJECT: COURSE NAME, your last name, your issue (e.g. XXX, Smith, Request for appointment) Course Objectives and Program Objective Mapping The following are the learning objectives for the 699D course. Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in these areas in order to satisfactorily complete the course. In addition, the extent of a student's mastery of these objectives will help guide the course evaluation and grade. Course Objective Mapped UCI School of Medicine Program Objective Sub Competency Core Competency A-4. Knowledge of population health, epidemiology principles and the scientific basis of research methods relevant to healthcare. D-1. A commitment to lifelong learning and independently seeking new knowledge and skills in their own recognized areas of learning deficiencies. Population Health and Epidemiology Lifelong Learning Knowledgeable Dutiful GRADING Medical Students are graded using the following scale: Honors (H), Pass (P), Fail (F), and Incomplete (I). For further information, please review the Grading Policy. You have 30 days from the date of the grade to appeal any aspect of this grade. Please contact your Clerkship/course Director should you have any questions. Requirements for “Pass” To receive a grade of Pass, students must demonstrate successful performance in all the following areas: Knowledge Patient Care Practice-Based Learning Interpersonal & Communication Skills Professionalism Systems-Based Practice Requirements for “Honors” To receive a grade of Honors, students must demonstrate successful performance in all the following areas: Knowledge Patient Care Practice-Based Learning Interpersonal & Communication Skills Professionalism Systems-Based Practice Grounds for “Incomplete” You will not be issued a grade until all elements of the course have been completed. REMEDIATION Remediation, if needed, will be designed by the Course Director to suit the issue at hand. Grounds for “Fail”: You will receive a grade of "Fail" if the requirements for passing the course have not been met. Please refer to the Grading Policy for the impact of the "Fail" grade to the transcript.