A dermatologist is a physician with training and expertise in the diagnosis and medical/surgical management of diseases of the skin, hair and nails, and mucous membranes.
Every specialty has unique factors they want each candidate to have in their residency application. NRMP conducts regular Program Director surveys to identify which parts of the residency application are most important in differing specialties. Among the information gathered, Program Directors were asked to cite factors they used to select candidates for interviews. They were also asked to rate each factor on a scale from 1 (least important) to 5 (most important).
|Total Training||4 years (will require prelim)|
|Average Residency Salary||$59,818.07|
|Average Physician Salary||$438,000|
|Average Work Week||45.4 Hours|
|Peak Interview Months||December, January|
|Key Organizations and Societies:||American Academy of Dermatology
American Board of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
American Society of Dermatology
Society for Investigative Dermatology