Patients often do not realize the vast difference in training between board-certified physician dermatologists and others who provide medical care.
To become a board – certified dermatologist, I completed a college degree in Physiology at the Michigan State University College of Natural Science, an allopathic (MD) medical degree at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, a 1-year Internship at Beaumont-Oakwood, and a 3-year ACGME-certified dermatology residency at the University of Michigan Department of Dermatology.
Additionally, I successfully passed and excelled at the difficult and rigorous USMLE Step 1 examination, the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge examination, the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills examination, the USMLE Step 3 examination, and the American Board of Dermatology certification examination.
Furthermore, I continue to obtain Continuing Medical Education training every single year to keep my knowledge and skills up to date. Taking all training periods into account, a board certified dermatologist typically receives 16 thousand hours of training before treating patients independently.
I am a board-certified dermatologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Who is taking care of your skin health?