What Does Board-Certified Dermatologist Mean?

A board-certified dermatologist is a medical physician who specializes in skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes.

Becoming a board-certified dermatologist requires completion of:

  • College (4 years),
  • Medical School (4 years), a
  • General Medical/Surgical Internship (1 year), and an
  • ACGME approved dermatology residency (3 years)

Taking all training periods into account, a board-certified dermatologist typically receives 12 years and 16,000 hours of training before treating patients independently. You should always look for someone who is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

Both Dr. Nicole Howe & Dr. George Cohen are board-certified dermatologists and Fellows of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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