Division of Dermatology

Dermatology Electives



The division of dermatology currently offers two elective courses:

  1. K503A Dermatology Elective
  2. K503B Dermatology Preceptorship 

How to Apply

Applications are accepted through the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSAS)
Questions regarding registration and course availability should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at Albert Einstein.

Important Information

K503A Dermatology Elective

On the first Monday of the rotation students report to: 3411 Wayne Avenue, 2nd Floor, Suite D, Bronx, NY 10467 at 7:30 AM

K503B Dermatology Preceptorship

On the first Monday of the rotation students report to: 1250 Waters Place, 6th Floor, Suite D, Bronx, NY 10467 at 8:30 AM.
This schedule is subject to change and students should contact kagrant@montefiore.org at least one week prior to the start of the rotation. 

The Dermatology Elective Experience

The dermatology elective courses at Albert Einstein are designed to give students a
comprehensive experience in dermatology. Available clinical experiences span the various
Montefiore affiliated hospitals, including the Montefiore Moses Campus, Montefiore Wakefield
Campus, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx
Hospital. Under faculty supervision students will play an active role in patient care. Students will
also participate weekly grand rounds, didactic lectures, diagnostic and clinicopathologic


  • To appreciate the scope of dermatology from primary dermatoses to cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease.
  • To become fluent in the description of skin conditions based on primary and secondary lesions and distribution.
  • To generate a dermatologic differential diagnosis based on lesion morphology and distribution.
  • To realize the broad treatment armamentarium utilized by dermatologists including topical, systemic and intralesional steroids, oral immunosuppressants, targeted biologics and surgical intervention.


K503A Dermatology Elective

Students typically spend 2 weeks at Montefiore Moses and 2 weeks at Jacobi Medical
Center. Site assignments will be determined on the first Monday of the rotation.

K503B Dermatology Preceptorship

Students typically spend 4 weeks with Dr. Steven Cohen at the Faculty Practice and Hutchinson Metro Center.


Attendance to all academic and clinical sessions are mandatory, any absences require
prior approval by the Academic Chief Resident. 

Evaluation and Grade Criteria

Students will be evaluated based on their overall clinical performance and a mandatory final oral presentation.

Student is performing at an exceptional level far above expectations for level of training.

High Pass
Student is performing at an excellent level above expectations for level of training.

Student is at expected level of training for this rotation.

Low Pass
Student can pass this rotation but requires remediation.

Student cannot pass this rotation.

Student has not met all the requirements of the rotation.



About the Division

Division of Dermatology Overview 


Contact the Division

Madeline Solis

Divisional Administrator

Dermatology and Allergy

Phone: (718) 920-8154


Karen Grant, MS
Residency Program Administrator
3411 Wayne Ave,
2nd Floor,
Bronx, NY, 10467
Phone: (718) 920-2680 

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