Dallas Morning News: Dermatologist shortage


The October 20, 2002 Dallas Morning News put out an article on the rise in dermatological procedures and the subsequent shortage of dermatologists:

“Dermatology jobs go begging” By Victor Godinez:


</font><blockquote><font size=“1” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>quote:</font><hr /><font size=“2” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”> Dr. Alexa Boer Kimball, chairwoman of the work-force task force for the American Academy of Dermatology, said there is a shortage of dermatologists.

There are about 8,000 dermatologists nationwide, accounting for slightly less than 2 percent of all physicians, according to the academy.

“It’s hard to measure these things, but if you look at wait times to get patient appointments, if you look at the job opportunities for recent graduates, there seems to be a tremendous demand,” said Kimball, also an assistant professor of dermatology at Stanford University Medical School. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size=“2” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>

[ November 08, 2002, 03:20 PM: Message edited by: Andrea ]