Kuchnir Dermatology has successfully employed more than two hundred of the country’s best future physicians to spend a bridge year between college and medical school working as Clinical Assistants. Over ninety of these students have completed the program and have gone on to attend medical school at Harvard, UCSF, JohnsHopkins, WashU, UChicago, Northwestern, UMichigan, Dartmouth, UIllinois, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, UMass, BostonU, Tufts, UCLA, UCSD, USC, UTSW, Wake Forest, and many others. We offer both one-year (14-month) and two-year (26-month) options. Mentorship with attending clinicians is the centerpiece of the experience at KDDS’ locations and at affiliated clinics in Massachusetts and several other states (MA, NY, CT, IL, MO, VA, FL, CO, ND, & CA.) As a “Doctor Assistant”, students have the opportunity to develop strong interpersonal skills in patient care by coordinating care, interviewing, scribing, and assisting in basic procedures. An excellent clinical-based experience, students gain a well-rounded understanding of the health care system by working with providers who deliver high-quality patient care, learning the importance of clerical tasks, and attending educational events such as lectures and conferences. The environment of a private practice encourages students to create strong mentoring relationships with their providers, who are motivated to assist students through the medical school process and teach them about patient care.
For more information about the program and how to apply, visit the Kuchnir Dermatology website.
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