When you attend Dermatology Grand Rounds, you will be shown to an examination room where physicians and dermatology trainees will have an opportunity to examine your skin and possibly ask you questions. You will normally be in the examination room from about 7:20 AM to 8:00 AM. The doctors who examine you will be physicians, dermatologists, and medical trainees who are learning more about skin diseases as well as Stanford Faculty members who teach others about skin diseases. The doctors who examine you may ask questions, which you may or may not answer. Your Referring/Treating Dermatologist may ask you not to answer any questions. This is done in order to allow the doctors who examine you to give an unbiased opinion without knowledge of your previous diagnoses or treatments. After everyone has had a chance to examine your skin, you will be informed by clinic staff when you may leave.
You may be asked to agree to allow us to take pictures of your skin condition. If you consent to allow us to take pictures of your skin condition, you will be asked to sign a consent form . You do not have to allow pictures to be taken in order to participate in Dermatology Grand Rounds. Please discuss any questions you have about whether or not to have photographs taken with your Referring/Treating Dermatologist. If you have any questions about the consent itself, they can be answered by the person at Stanford who will review the consent with you before you sign the consent.
If you consent to have pictures taken, a Stanford staff photographer will take pictures of your skin condition. These images will then be shown and discussed in the physician conference that directly follows your examination.