Skin of Color Research Fellowship

Skin of Color Research Fellowship Information

The Skin of Color research fellowship is designed for a rising fourth year medical student from an accredited United States medical school who is interested in the subspecialty of skin of color. The fellowship is designed to promote an interest in the specialty of dermatology, allow the fellow to develop as a physician scientist and provide mentorship. The fellow will obtain an in-depth experience in patient oriented clinical research and will develop skills necessary to effectively execute a clinical trial, such as creating IRB and informed consent documents, and participate in a variety of investigator initiated research.

Location: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Research Director: Susan C. Taylor, MD
Number of positions: 1-2
Start Date: July of each year
Duration: 12 months
Application Deadline: February of each year with applications accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis
How to apply: Submit CV and brief statement of interest to
Interviews: February 1st through March 1st of each year
Decision: March 15th of each year

Objectives of Research Fellowship:

  1. To become knowledgeable in the ethical and regulatory principles that guide human research.
  2. To develop skills in designing clinical trials and research surveys.
  3. To develop skills in enrolling, managing and evaluating patients participating in interventional clinical trials.
  4. To advance written and oral communication skills when presenting scientific medical data.
  5. To effectively review and critically appraise medical literature and compose scientific papers and power point presentations
  6. To collaborate with other student research fellows and medical students
  7. To collaborate with other members of the dermatology department, other departments within Penn Medicine and external to the University.