IMED661DM.01 (Reno)

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Dermatology
  • Short Name: IMED661DM.01 Dermatology
  • Course Number: IMED661DM.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Department: Office of Medical Education: Reno
  • Department Contact: Christine McHardy BSW
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 2 or 4 weeks
  • Preceptors:
    • Whitney Hovenic, M.D. (Skin Cancer and Dermatology)
    • William S. Mortensen, M.D. (Integrated Dermatology of Reno)

Please contact the Office of Medical Education: Reno to verify elective availability.


  • To be able to recognize common dermatological entities
  • To gain an understanding of the basic tenets of diagnosis and management in dermatology

Description of Rotation

A two or four-week course, principally of office dermatology, designed to give the student practical experience in recognition of dermatological disorders. Emphasis will be placed on the diagnosis and management of common dermatologic disorders which can be recognized and treated in the ambulatory setting.


Fitzpatrick Atlas of Dermatology

Evaluation Method

Ongoing subjective evaluation by the preceptor.


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives