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Public health partnership: Volunteer opportunities for residents

Two volunteer programs are currently available to residents. The Resident International Grant Program aims to expand the access to dermatologic care for patient populations located in underserved areas. Fifteen dermatology residents from the United States and Canada dermatology residents complete an international elective in Botswana, Peru, South Africa and Nepal, educating primary healthcare workers on the basics of dermatology and helping develop a year-round teledermatology network. Since its inception, more than 4,000 patients have benefitted from the Resident International Grant Program.

Through the Native American Health Services Resident Rotation, 4 dermatology residents from the United States volunteer for a 1- to 2-week rotation in Chinle, Arizona at a government run facility for the Navajo Nation population. Over 200 patients have been positively impacted by this program since its inception.

Recognition for these programs may include logo placement in correspondence to grant recipients, web-based application, AAD website and AAD publications.

Availability: Multiple supporters

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