Dermatology - Clinical Research (M-207)


The Dermatology service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center focuses on both the clinical and research aspects of cutaneous disorders. Skin cancers and the cutaneous manifestations of malignancy are emphasized.

Clinical research within the service focuses on prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, malignant melanomas, premalignant skin lesions, cutaneous T cell lymphoma, and Kaposi’s sarcoma.  Other areas of research include: oncodermatology, graft vs. Host disease, and patient reported outcomes in dermatology. The elective in dermatology is designed for medical students with a specific interest in investigative dermatology. While students will have some contact with patients and an opportunity to attend didactic sessions, the emphasis will be on research in dermatology.

Students are strongly encouraged to begin plans and preparation for their research projects in advance of the elective.

Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations

Upon receipt of a completed application, a telephone interview (and possible in-person interview) will be required.


All modules based on research project availability


Two to three modules

Students per Module

Maximum of 2

Elective dates (students applying through VSAS should refer to calendar information there)

D (September 26 - October 21)
E (October 24 - November 18)
F (November 21 - December 16)
G (January 3 - January 27)
H (January 30 - February 24)
I (February 27 - March 24) (Closed to international students)
J (April 3 - April 28)
K (May 1 - May 26)
L (May 29 - June 23) (Students must receive permission to apply from the Medical Student Coordinator prior to submitting an application)


Elective Program Online Application

International Students must apply by mail. See instructions

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