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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

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dermatology

DERMATOLOGY

Bruce H. Thiers, MD

Professor and Chairman

Medical University of South Carolina

what do dermatologists do
What do dermatologists do?
  • Provide comprehensive care for diseases and conditions of the skin, hair, and nails
dermatologic subspecialties
Dermatologic Subspecialties
  • Medical dermatology
  • Dermatologic surgery and oncology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Dermatologic research
residency
Residency
  • Four years
  • First year medical, surgical or pediatric
  • Highly competitive
  • Proportion of females increasing
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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
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Cons
  • Save fewer lives
  • Negative perception by peers and public
  • Are you really a doctor?
job market
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

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DERMATOLOGIC

RESEARCH

CLINICAL

DERMATOLOGY

DERMATOLOGIC

SURGERY AND

ONCOLOGY

EXCELLENCE

IN

EDUCATION

DERMATOPATHOLOGY

department of dermatology 11 th floor rt 792 5858
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