Dermatology: DSC

While students enrolled in the Doctorate Program will continue coursework in clinical dermatology with direct patient contact and in classroom settings, a major portion of the third and fourth years of this program is devoted to original clinical and/or laboratory-based independent research under the guidance of a faculty member to fulfill a rigorous thesis requirement. This includes literature review, experimental design, publication(s) of research findings in peer-reviewed journals, and writing of a high-quality thesis. In addition, 8 credits of coursework at the Boston University School of Public Health are required. All students who are not previously formally trained in statistical methodology are strongly advised to take at least one statistics course offered by the School of Public Health, as competence in statistical analysis of research date is required.

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