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Post Medical School

Your next step is going to be another five years of work in the dermatology department of a university college. Three of these years will be spent as a resident, which is an important part of your education. You will also spend some time in an internship in one of a variety of different niche medical fields. This training is going to focus on the nails, hair, skin and mucus membranes. When you complete the qualifying license examinations, you will be properly licensed to practice medicine. It is required for you to obtain the proper license by the licensing authority in your region.

Complete a Residency

    Before you can become a board-certified dermatologist, the American Board of Dermatology requires that you complete a three- or four-year residency training program.The American Board of Dermatology: Requirements for Elegibility...8 Residency training typically involves both inpatient and outpatient clinical rounds. During a residency, dermatology students will receive training in:

    1. Phototherapy
    2. Dermatopathology
    3. Mohs and cutaneous surgery Stanford School of Medicine: Residency Education - Dermatology

Residents may also receive training in various subspecialties, including:

    1. Pediatric dermatology
    2. Laser and cosmetic surgery
    3. Cutaneous lymphoma
    4. Pigmented lesion and melanomaStanford School of Medicine: Subspecialties

    Once the residency is completed, candidates must take a three-part exam administered by the American Board of Dermatology. A candidate who passes the exam is then considered a board-certified dermatologist

The Future of Your Dermatology Career

It is actually fairly easy for dermatologists to change dogs, learn new skills or adopt new patients. Dermatologists can work specifically as surgeons, or hospital administrators, or they can direct research. Dermatologists can also become medical school administrators, or can teach in medical schools. There are a myriad of different professions that a licensed Dermatologist can go into. The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to using a medical degree to find the career of your dreams. Regardless of whether you want to write in medical journals or treat patients hands on in clinics, there is a dream job for you in Dermatology.


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