DERMATOLOGY
Bruce H. Thiers, MD
Professor and Chairman
Medical University of South Carolina
What do dermatologists do?
• Provide comprehensive care for
diseases and conditions of the skin,
hair, and nails
Dermatologic Subspecialties
• Medical dermatology
• Dermatologic surgery and oncology
• Dermatopathology
• Cosmetic dermat...
Residency
• Four years
• First year medical, surgical or pediatric
• Highly competitive
• Proportion of females increasing
Pros
• Patient population of all age ranges
• Combines medical and surgical principles
• Tailor practice to fit your inter...
Cons
• Save fewer lives
• Negative perception by peers
and public
• Are you really a doctor?
Job Market
• Significant shortage of dermatologists nationwide
- Physician extenders common in underserved areas
• Average...
DERMATOLOGIC
RESEARCH
CLINICAL
DERMATOLOGY
DERMATOLOGIC
SURGERY AND
ONCOLOGY
EXCELLENCE
IN
EDUCATION
DERMATOPATHOLOGY
Department of Dermatology
(11th
floor RT; 792-5858)
• Bruce H. Thiers, MD
- Chairman
- thiersb@musc.edu
• Ross Pollack, MD...
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  1. 1. DERMATOLOGY Bruce H. Thiers, MD Professor and Chairman Medical University of South Carolina
  2. 2. What do dermatologists do? • Provide comprehensive care for diseases and conditions of the skin, hair, and nails
  3. 3. Dermatologic Subspecialties • Medical dermatology • Dermatologic surgery and oncology • Dermatopathology • Cosmetic dermatology • Dermatologic research
  4. 4. Residency • Four years • First year medical, surgical or pediatric • Highly competitive • Proportion of females increasing
  5. 5. Pros • Patient population of all age ranges • Combines medical and surgical principles • Tailor practice to fit your interests • “Instant gratification” • Have fun and make a decent income • Low burnout rate
  6. 6. Cons • Save fewer lives • Negative perception by peers and public • Are you really a doctor?
  7. 7. Job Market • Significant shortage of dermatologists nationwide - Physician extenders common in underserved areas • Average work week: as you choose • Salary: Variable - Dermatologic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists more highly compensated than medical and pediatric dermatologists
  8. 8. DERMATOLOGIC RESEARCH CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY AND ONCOLOGY EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION DERMATOPATHOLOGY
  9. 9. Department of Dermatology (11th floor RT; 792-5858) • Bruce H. Thiers, MD - Chairman - thiersb@musc.edu • Ross Pollack, MD - Program director - pollack@musc.edu • Cathy Barrus - Program coordinator - barrusc@musc.edu
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