Information for Visiting Rotators

Broward Health Medical Center is a 716 bed county hospital located in Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a pediatric wing, the Chris Everett Children’s Hospital, as well as a neonatal intensive care unit. As a community hospital and due to its geographic proximity to the Caribbean islands and both Central and South America, we are exposed to diverse and rich skin pathology ranging from HIV-associated dermatoses to tropical infectious diseases. Our program director, Dr. Carlos Nousari, is a world-renowned dermatopathologist and dermatoimmunologist specializing in immunobullous diseases, providing us exposure to rare and complicated bullous dermatoses. Our grand rounds, held twice a month, present unusual and challenging cases to internists, pediatricians, dermatologists and other practitioners from the community and has included cases such as epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, hailey-hailey disease, Sturge-Weber syndrome, DRESS, pemphigus vulgaris and foliaceus, systemic lupus erythematosus, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, and dermatomyositis. Our residents present on the local, state, and national level representing our program at conferences ranging from the Florida Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (FSDDS) to the American Academy of Dermatology’s National Legislative Conference. Previous residents have traveled abroad to both India and South Africa on dermatologic medical mission trips, an opportunity we hope to offer to future residents at least once during their residency tenure.

As you may have noticed, we are proud of and enthusiastic for the successes and changes our program has made over the past few years. We hold our residents, and visiting students/interns, to a high level of excellence and look forward to offering you a positive and educational experience during your time with us.

Program Coordinator

Ms. Bibana Avendano
Phone: (954) 355-5756
Fax: (954) 712 - 2996

*Best form of communication is via email

Prescreening Criteria for Visiting Rotators

  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
    • If your school is on a Pass/Fail System, Applicant must include Letter from Clinical Education Department stating the student’s current class rank (Must fall within top 50% of class rank)
  • COMLEX/USMLE Score Sheets
    • Minimum 550 on all COMLEX Exams
    • Minimum 230 on all USMLE Exams
  • Must have graduated from a Medical School within 5 years of applying to residency
  • For ECFMG applicants, they need to go through ECFMG to have their transcripts “translated” and they need to have sat for either USMLE or COMLEX exams and have graduated within 5 years.
  • Cannot have completed another Residency (IM, FM, etc.) prior to applying

Student and Intern Rotator Topics

General guidelines: All presentations should last 7-10 minutes in length and focus primarily on cutaneous findings (with PICTURES), any radiologic findings (pictures), histologic findings (with pictures), you can include a slide simply with listed treatments, but this is a subject you can leave out of the presentation should you be short on time. We enjoy mnemonics as well as interesting or fun ways to remember these things for boards. If you want to know if the subject in board-relevant, please refer to the board review book by Sima-Jain (if you require a PDF copy of the book, please let me know). Additionally, if there have been any relevant or interesting publications related to your topic in JAAD in the past 3 years, we’d love it if you could include that (and bold it or mention it’s an update from JAAD), but we consider that to be above and beyond. Including relevant dermoscopy is always a plus as well.

If you are not familiar with what to highlight or emphasize when discussing the dermatopathology your options are to simply list the findings in text beside the histologic image, or review the pathology with myself prior to presentation.

Didactics time is very limited, so we will need to stop you at 10 minutes, please do not prepare a lecture that takes you longer than 10 minutes to present. If the subject matter is too comprehensive, you may include slides for reference at the end that you think are relevant and helpful and simply note that they will be there for future reference.


Send an email to with the following information: 

  1. The topic you select for your presentation
  2. Name
  3. Phone number
  4. Current position (TRI, MS-?)
  5. Headshot (so we can identify you when reviewing applications)
  • Folliculotropic Mycosis Fungoides
    • Adam Levin
  • Erythromelalgia
    • Blair Harris
  • Epidermal Nevus Syndrome
    • Joshua Patton
  • Elastosis Perforans Serpiginosa
  • Reactive Perforating Collagenosis
  • Kyrle's disease
  • Perforating folliculitis
  • Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum
    • Daniel Nguyen
  • Juvenille hyaline fibromatosis (infantile hyaline fibromatosis
  • Juvenille dermatomyositis
  • PAPA/PAPASH syndrome
  • Acrodermatitis continua of hallopeau (variant of pustular psoriasis)
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Cutaneous Crohn’s disease (manifestations, metastatic, pictures, path)
  • Mikulicz syndrome (and associations w/ sjogren’s, sarcoid)
  • Churg Strauss
  • Behcet’s disease
  • Macular and Lichen amyloidosis (clinical, histo including stains, associations)
    • Michael Gordon
  • Scleredema
  • Porphyria cutanea tarda
    • Hana Ahmed
  • Erythema Annulare Centrifugum (clinical, histo, associations, tx)
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (clinical, workup etc)
  • Syphilis
  • Erythema Elevatum Diutinum (clinical, histo, associations)
    • Jeffrey Dickman
  • Relapsing polychondritis
  • Fat-soluble Vitamin deficiencies (Vitamins A, D, K)
    • Emily Chea
  • Pellagra
  • Scurvy
    • Hailey Grubbs
  • Thiamine deficiency
  • Drug-induced Lichen Planus
  • Necrobiosis Lipoidica +/- diabeticorum (dermpath interested, clinical, histo, associations)
  • Necrobiotic Xanthogranuloma
    • (dermpath interested, clinical, histo, associations)
  • Juvenille Xanthogranuloma
    • (for those interested in dermpath, clinical, histo, associated diseases, epidemiology)
  • Dermoid cyst
    • (for dermpath interested, clinical, histo, associated dz’s- check literature, including Gorlin, and Klippel-Feil syndromes- you can briefly describe the findings or symptoms of syndrome but we do not need in depth lectures about associated syndromes)
  • Aplasia Cutis Congenita (please also touch on associated syndromes: Bart, Adams-Oliver, Seitles)
  • Anetoderma
  • Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy (PUPP)
  • Parvovirus B19 associated dermatoses (Erythema Infectiosum, Paplar purpuric gloves and socks)
  • Noonan syndrome
  • Rombo syndrome
  • Necrolytic Migratory Erythema
  • Laugier-Hunziker syndrome
  • Dowling-Mera Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex
  • Schimmelpenning syndrome (Epidermal nevus syndrome)
  • Dyskeratosis Congenita (Zinsser-Engman-Cole Syndrome)
  • Russell-Silver syndrome
  • Fanconi syndrome
  • Dysplastic nevus syndrome
  • APECED syndrome (Autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy syndrome)
  • Cornelia de lange syndrome
  • Milroy disease (aka hereditary lymphedema)
  • Berardinelli-seip congenital lipodystrophy
  • Trichorhinopharyngeal syndrome
  • Rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctate (X-linked recessive, not the XLD CP)
  • Lymphedema-Distichiasis syndrome
  • Sjogren-Larsson syndrome
  • Naxos disease
  • Olmstead syndrome
  • Carvajal syndrome
  • Alkaptonuria
  • Hartnup disease
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Wilson’s disease
  • TMEP
  • LEOPARD Syndrome
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Brooke-Spiegler Syndrome
  • Erythrasma
  • Dermoscopy
  • Nontuberculous Mycobacterium
  • Pyogenic Granulomas
    • Samantha Pfeifer
  • Angiokeratomas
  • (dermpath interested, clinical, histo of all 5 types)
  • Impetigo herpetiformis
    • Alex Harrison
  • Erythrasma
    • Patrick Whitman