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Do you think that there is too many or too few people entering this profession?

I am a senior at Brennan High School and i’m interested in being a Dermatologist in the Air force and attending Texas University at Austin or Texas A&M college medicine hookem dermatologist aggie

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Estelle’s Answer

Dermatology is a very competitive residency to obtain, so you must be in the top of your med school class to match with a derm residency. There are not enough dermatologists, especially outside the large cities. However, the shortage of dermatologists is controlled by the number of residency spots; all derm spots fill easily each year. I believe there is a shortage of physicians in general, especially primary care. You should try to shadow a dermatologist if you can. As far as joining the military: if you are in the military in college or medical school, I believe they have control over which specialty you are allowed to pursue. Be sure you investigate this before making any commitments.
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Richard’s Answer

In general we need more physicians. As the population ages, there may not be enough physicians to care for the increasingly ill population, particularly in the smaller cities and towns.

For dermatology in particular, there are too many applicants for each residency. Only the top medical students can expect to be accepted into a training program.
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Rupali’s Answer

Almost 50% entering into medical field. Out of with 25% continue as a profession.

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