Seeking Volunteers for Dermatology Education Program

The Yale School of Medicine Dermatology Interest Group, in partnership with Booker T. Washington (BTW) Academy, was awarded the Good Skin Knowledge (GSK) Grant by the American Academy of Dermatology, and we have an exciting opportunity to share with you all. 

We are seeking students to sign up for 1.5-hour shifts during the last two weeks of September (September 18, 21, 25, and 28) to teach modules of the GSK Program to the 4th graders of Booker T. Washington Academy. The four modules cover an introduction to the skin, common skin diseases such as acne, sun safety, and bugs and plants that affect the skin. The grant covers funding for arts and crafts to accompany each module such as building a model of the skin layers showing hair follicles and sweat glands, using a strainer to demonstrate what happens if a pore becomes clogged, etc.

The dates and times of shifts as well as which modules are being taught are linked in the sign-up sheet here:

Booker T. Washington Academy is a 6-minute drive away from the medical school campus, and we are covering round trips in Ubers/ Lyfts between the med school and BTW Academy. We are aiming for at least 9 students to teach during each 1.5-hour shift. Please sign up for as many shifts as you would like — volunteering for multiple shifts is encouraged! 

If you have any questions, please email Angela Luo at:

Warm regards,

DIG Leadership Team (Angela Luo, Lenique Huggins, Rhys Richmond, Kailyn Valido)

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director of Advanced Degree Applications & STEM Career Advising