Volume 14 - Issue 7 - July 2006

As the dermatology workforce welcomes the next class of graduating residents, I thought this would be a perfect time to address the issue of “the shortage of dermatologists.” Much has been written about the shortage of physicians in both the medical and popular press. Most recently, Kimball and colleagues outlined the shortage of academic dermatologists in particular.1 A more generalized shortage of dermatologists was outlined by Resneck and Kimball in 2004. This study concluded that “there is an inadequate supply of dermatologists to meet the deman