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  • 1. DERMATOLOGY Bruce H. Thiers, MD Professor and Chairman Medical University of South Carolina
  • 2. What do dermatologists do?
    • Provide comprehensive care for diseases and conditions of the skin, hair, and nails
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  • 4. Dermatologic Subspecialties
    • Medical dermatology
    • Dermatologic surgery and oncology
    • Dermatopathology
    • Cosmetic dermatology
    • Dermatologic research
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  • 33. Residency
    • Four years
    • First year medical, surgical or pediatric
    • Highly competitive
    • Proportion of females increasing
  • 34. 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
  • 35. Cons
    • Save fewer lives
    • Negative perception by peers and public
    • Are you really a doctor?
  • 36. 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
  • 37. DERMATOLOGIC RESEARCH CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY AND ONCOLOGY EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION DERMATOPATHOLOGY
  • 38. Department of Dermatology (11 th floor RT; 792-5858)
    • Bruce H. Thiers, MD
    • - Chairman
    • - thiersb@musc.edu
    • Ross Pollack, MD
    • - Program director
    • - [email_address]
    • Cathy Barrus
    • - Program coordinator
    • - barrusc@musc.edu