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Day in the Life Series: Dermatology Residency

February 24, 2015
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Dr. Hansen from Penn State Hershey Dermatology shares his day-to-day roles as well as advice for successful training in their school's residency program. Dermatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases and other health-related issues that focus on skin, hair and nails. There are approximately 3000 known adverse health effects of skin disease. Some of the more common skin diseases includes: eczema, psoriasis, acne, skin cancer, and nail infections. Our skin is the the largest organ and also the first to protect our bodies and organs from injuries; therefore a dermatologist has a very important function in the medical field. Upon completing medical school, dermatologists are required to complete an internship at a hospital or clinic, in addition to a residency program in which s/he sees, diagnosis and treats patients with skin issues. Check out this video to get a glimpse into the life of dermatology residency program.
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