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U094 - Dermatology in Rural America

Monday, March 4; 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Learning Objectives

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.
Monday, March 4
4:30 PM
Dr. Smith / Rural Dermatology: What's the Buzz?
4:40 PM
Dr. Blake / What are the differences between rural and urban/suburban practice?
4:55 PM
Dr. Brodell / How can we populate rural America with dermatologists?
5:10 PM
Dr. Byrd / Why everyone should want to practice in rural America
Event Details
  • Date
    Monday, March 4
  • Time
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location
    Room 204A
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Adam Clark Byrd, MD, FAAD
  • Cindy Firkins Smith, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • John S. Blake, MD, FAAD
  • Robert T. Brodell, MD, FAAD - Handout