In any dermatology residency, the American Board of Dermatology requires a preliminary year of training. It may be completed in emergency medicine, family medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, OB-GYN or pediatrics, to name a few. Meek said all new programs must first earn initial accreditation.
Is Dermatology part of internal medicine?
Internal Medicine / Dermatology Policy Overview The American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Dermatology offer dual certification in internal medicine and dermatology.
How do I switch to dermatology?
Like any medical professional, becoming a dermatologist requires *years* of schooling. Aside from earning your bachelors degree, you must attend an additional four years of medical school. After passing several major exams, you then apply to a residency, which takes another four years to complete.
Is Internal Medicine considered primary care?
Choosing Between a Family Medicine Doctor and an Internal Medicine Doctor. Both are considered primary care doctors and have training in several subspecialties. Both treat adults, and both can (in some cases) treat children.
What can I do after internal medicine?
Hospice and Palliative Medicine (care of patients with serious illness) Neurocritical Care (serious diseases of the nervous system) Sleep Medicine (sleep disturbances and disorders) Sports Medicine (sports and exercise)