Title

Diversity in dermatology: Roadmap for improvement.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2018

Publication Title

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Abstract

The American Academy of Dermatology has taken an active stance in addressing the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the specialty. At the American Academy of Dermatology President's Conference on Diversity in Dermatology, which was held on August 5, 2017, key action items to increase the number of practicing board-certified dermatologists who are under-represented in medicine (UIM) were identified in 3 main areas. The action items include increasing the pipeline of UIM students applying to medical school, increasing UIM medical students' exposure to the field of dermatology and their level of interest in it, and increasing the number of UIM students recruited into dermatology residency programs.

Medical Subject Headings

Career Choice; Continental Population Groups; Cultural Diversity; Dermatology; Ethnic Groups; Female; Humans; Internship and Residency; Intersectoral Collaboration; Male; Mentors; Minority Groups; Societies, Medical; Students, Medical; United States

PubMed ID

29653209

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

Volume

79

Issue

2

First Page

337

Last Page

341

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