U094 - Dermatology in Rural America
Monday, March 4; 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Identify the challenges of rural dermatology practice
- Identify the quality of life advantages of a rural dermatology practice
- Outline two different experiences of rural dermatology in Minnesota and Mississippi
There is a nationwide shortage of dermatologists, however this shortage hits even harder in rural America where patients often remain undiagnosed and untreated, or have to drive for hours to get to a dermatologist. This session intends to highlight some of the challenges and attractions of rural dermatology practice, and intends to outline some solutions to increase access to care in rural areas.
- Blake, John S., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
- Brodell, Robert T., MD: Bracco – A(H); Corrona, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); IntraDerm Pharmaceuticals – A(H); Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Practical Dermatology – O(H); Regeneron – A(H);
- Byrd, Adam Clark, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
- Smith, Cindy Firkins, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Dr. Smith / Rural Dermatology: What's the Buzz?
Dr. Blake / What are the differences between rural and urban/suburban practice?
Dr. Brodell / How can we populate rural America with dermatologists?
Dr. Byrd / Why everyone should want to practice in rural America