Career Description

Dermatologists are physicians that specialize in the treatment and care of the skin. They diagnose and treat skin conditions related to the scalp, hair and nails.

Academic Requirements

Students interested in becoming dermatologists must first earn a bachelor’s degree and then enroll in medical school. Upon graduation, they pursue specialized dermatology training. Finally, prospective dermatologists acquire formal certification in the field. Dermatologists must be certified by the American Board of Medical Specialists (ABMS) or by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).