The University of Washington Division of Dermatology Medical Dermatology Clinical Research Fellowship (non-ACGME) is a 1-year, full time, paid fellowship position (July 1 – June 30) awarded to a candidate who has demonstrated a strong interest in dermatology and is a competitive candidate for dermatology residency.
The primary role of the Medical Dermatology Clinical Research Fellow is to conduct clinical research, including presenting and writing about research findings. Research will focus on projects around complex medical dermatology, including cutaneous oncology (particularly cutaneous lymphoma), dermatology-rheumatology, inpatient consultative dermatology, and hidradenitis suppuritiva.
The research fellow will receive clinical research training, regularly interact with faculty researchers and dermatologists, and have regular mentorship meetings focused on the development of research and clinical skills, and career development.
Fellows will gain:
Exposure to a wide range of complex medical dermatology, with a focus on cutaneous oncology.
Competence in performing literature searches and critically assessing the medical literature.
Skills in scientific writing, including development of research study aims, study protocols, grant writing, and research publications.
Knowledge around human subjects research via formal human subjects training, including adherence to the ethical standard of clinical research, human subjects recruitment, and informed consent.
Ability to synthesize and present research in an accessible way, including poster and oral presentations.
Mentorship towards developing a successful career in academic dermatology.
Fellow Specific Responsibilities:
Writing, submitting, and revising scientific publications.
Enrolling patients into prospective trials and following-up on active enrollees.
Developing research hypotheses, performing literature reviews, writing research proposals.
Submitting and maintaining IRB applications.
Collecting, maintaining, and analyzing clinical research data
Application deadline: April 9, 2021
Ideal candidates will have an MD degree at the time of start of fellowship.
We strongly encourage applications from students from populations historically underrepresented in medicine. The University of Washington Division of Dermatology is committed to the diversification of the dermatology workforce, and the development of an inclusive environment that supports the goals of all learners.
Interested individuals should apply via Interfolio by submitting the following:
A cover letter detailing:
the background of your interest in dermatology
any previous experience with research
future career goals/aspirations
self-assessment of personal strengths (3)
proposed goals of fellowship (3)
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