Students may complete a 4-week clinical rotation at WRNMMC or other military locations, where they work with dermatologists and dermatology to provide all aspects of dermatologic care to patients. They gain experience in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic disorders and perform many basic procedures, including skin biopsies and cryotherapy as well as assist in surgical procedures. Many student rotators also have the opportunity to work closely with the Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) teams and staff dermatopathologists. The dermatology clinical rotation is very interactive and can be tailored to each individual student’s interests.

The clinical rotations include a Dermatology Selective and a Dermatology Elective. The Dermatology Selective occurs in the middle third of medical school during the clerkship period. The Dermatology Elective takes place in the final third of medical school during the post-clerkship period. Students interested in Dermatology can schedule rotations at various sites. The most common sites include WRNMMC, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC), and Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD). These sites all have Student Coordinators who will assist you in scheduling your rotation.


Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, VA

Joint Base Andrews, MD

Kimbrough Army Medical Center Fort Meade, MD

Veterans Affairs Medical Center Washington, DC

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, MD



Army Health Clinic, Vicenza, Italy

Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, TX/SAUSHEC

Landstuhl Army Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany

Madigan Army Medical Center Tacoma, WA

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, MD

Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA

Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA

Naval Regional Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL

RAF Lakenheath Medical Hospital, Lakenheath, UK

San Antonio Military Medical Center San Antonio, TX

Tripler Army Medical Center, HI

USAF Air Base Yokota, Japan

Veterans Affairs Medical Center Washington, DC

Womack Army Medical Center Fort Bragg, NC