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Under the direction of Dr. Janellen Smith and Dr. Hege Grande Sarpa, Grand Rounds is held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Gottschalk Medical Plaza and Weinstein Library, located at 1 Medical Plaza Dr., Irvine. Please see below for parking instructions.

The format for Dermatology Grand Rounds is:

  • Evidence-driven
  • Welcoming and inclusive to all attendees
  • Contentious and fun
  • Empowered by new media (real time internet access for literature search, bring your iPads!)
  • Associated with 2 hours of CME credit from UC Irvine

The schedule for our evening Grand Rounds, which occur every 2nd Wednesday of the month is:

  • 5:30-6:15 p.m. — Patient Viewing, Gottschalk Medical Plaza, Dermatology (2nd floor)
  • 6:15-7:30 p.m. — Patient Discussion, Weinstein Library

Note: For evening Grand Rounds, it is acceptable to park in the patient stalls in the Gottschalk Medical Plaza parking lot.

The schedule for our morning Grand Rounds, which occur every 4th Wednesday of the month is: 

  • 8-9 a.m. — Patient Viewing, Gottschalk Medical Plaza, Dermatology (2nd floor)
  • 9-10 a.m. — Patient Discussion, Weinstein Library
  • 10-10:15 a.m. — Break

Note: The grand rounds are currently being held via zoom.

Grand Rounds are preceded by examination of scheduled patients from the community. Grand Rounds are open to UC Irvine faculty, residents, medical students and community dermatologists. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

For more information about Grand Rounds, contact Terena Wells at 949-824-4405;

Resident Weekly Conference

Resident weekly conferences are held each Friday morning at UC Irvine Medical Center or VA Conference Room. The conferences include resident presentations, faculty or outside speakers and/or journal clubs.

Professional Organizations

There are many dermatology professional organizations and associations which have meetings and conferences around the year, including the American Academy of Dermatology.