Volume 17 - Issue 5 - May 2009

Another one of those ubiquitous e-mails arrived today from a recruiter hoping to find a dermatologist to fill a terrific position. The letter pointed out how fortunate we dermatologists are, citing that nearly 40% of medical school applicants seeking a dermatology position don’t match. That statistic probably underestimates the difficulty in finding a spot, as many students who would like to be dermatologists don’t even apply, knowing that their chances of acceptance would be poor. The standards are so high that residencies have to turn away many truly wonderful candidates. Much Is Expec