UF Health Dermatology at Springhill (PGY 2, 3 and 4)
This is the general dermatology clinic for the University and represents a wide diversity of medical and surgical disorders. Patients of all ages, ethnicity and socioeconomic backgrounds are evaluated and treated in this clinic.
- develop an understanding of basic anatomy and physiology of the skin, mucous membranes and adnexal structures;
- recognize and diagnose common and uncommon dermatoses and neoplasias both clinically and histologically;
- elicit and organize a history from the patient, including key components of past medical history, social history, medications and review of systems;
- perform a thorough examination of skin, hair, nails, mucous membranes and lymph nodes;
- organize the history and physical examination for oral presentation and chart documentation;
- develop the fund of knowledge and organizational skills required for a sophisticated differential diagnosis;
- become familiar with systemic drugs used by dermatologists and other care providers;
- acquire greater understanding of topical medications, including prescription and non-prescription products, and specific indications and contraindications for these agents;
- become familiar with synthetic surgical dressings and their applications;
- develop proficiency in basic surgical skills: biopsies (shaves and punches) and simple excisions and repair;
- perform and interpret office diagnostic tests (potassium hydroxide preparations, Tzanck smears, sarcoptes scrapings and hair pluck analysis);
- become acquainted with application and interpretation of patch tests;
- develop a greater understanding for phototherapy (types, indications, contraindications).