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There's some internet folk going on about disliking dermatologists with bad skin. I have eczema and I want to go into the derm field. I find it rather silly that people judge doctors on these traits when its not something that can be cured.
 

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Closing. You've cross posted this in multiple forums and they've already given you answers. You'll find a simple search of the derm forum will net similar threads with similar answers.

Can you become a dermatologist with bad skin? Sure (you're talking to one currently)
Should you fix the underlying skin condition (or improve itas much you can)? Sure (I did. You'll find that as a dermatologist, you're going to have extra help and extra motivation)
Is it silly or petty that people judge you on skin conditions? Yes, but that's life. (Would you go to a dentist with rotting teeth?)

Either way, the barrier to entry in dermatology is academic, not dermatologic. Wishing you the best of luck in both.

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