Trainee Diversity and Inclusion Programs

Skin of Color Curriculum

A formalized Skin of Color curriculum is given to dermatology residents over a three-year period to help ensure that our trainees are adept and comfortable with treating dermatologic skin conditions across all skin types.

USC Skin of Color and Pigmentary Research Fellowship

Students who have completed their third year of medical school can be considered for this one year research fellowship directed by Dr. Nada Elbuluk. click For more information. Priority will be given to KSOM students completing the Dean’s Research Year. Applicants should send a letter of interest and CV to

Diversity Clerkship Award

The USC Department of Dermatology is committed to supporting and recruiting medical students with underrepresented in medicine (UIM) backgrounds into their dermatology residency. In an effort to support this mission, the department, in partnership with the Keck School of Medicine, Office of Diversity Affairs, will offer up to four stipends a year, of $2,000 each, to help cover travel, lodging and other approved rotation-related expenses for underrepresented in medicine (URiM) students and their allies.

More information for applying can be found here: