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Private Derm Residency?

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by LR6SO4, Jan 6, 2002.

  1. LR6SO4

    LR6SO4 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 21, 2001
    Maybe this is old news to those more in the system than me, but I found it interesting and new: From the Jan. 3 New England Journal of Medicine p. 4 of the Classified section

    DERMATOLOGY- Three year program. Central and southern California and Iowa/Illinois locations. Complete training in academic, clinical and surgical dermatology over a three-year period. Stipend. Office based program. No hospital or university affiliation. Licensure required. One year US or Canadian PG training required. Respond with CV to: x x x x x x
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  3. nyskindr

    nyskindr Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    It will be necessary to determine if this is actually an approved residency or merely a money making idea by dermatologists or others,if it is not approved you will not be eligible for board certification by the American Board of Dermatology,failure to complete an approved residency will make it difficult to recognized as a dermatologist by insurance plans or HMOs.It may also present medico-legal problems if you practice a specialty after training in this manner.On the other hand there have been some approved osteopathic training programs which are not hospital based but are oriented around private practices.These would make certification by the appropriate osteopathic board possible and avoid the problems I have outlined.

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