What is a board-certified dermatologist?

A board-certified dermatologist is a physician who specialize in treating health issues related to the skin, hair and nails. They have completed college, 4 years of allopathic (MD) or osteopathic (DO) medical school, an internship year, a 3-year dermatology residency program and passed the rigorous dermatology board examination. Some dermatologists subspecialize within the field of dermatology and complete further training in fellowships such as Pediatric Dermatology, Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology, Dermatopathology and Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery.

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