Barriers Steer Minority Med Students Away From DermatologyJanuary 14, 2020 |
by Ashley Lyles
Minority medical students perceived a number of factors as deterring them from pursuing careers in dermatology, according to survey results.
One was the current lack of diversity in dermatology, according to Yssra Soliman, BA, of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, and colleagues in JAMA Dermatology. They noted that African-Americans and Hispanics each make up less than 5% of practicing dermatologists, far less than their proportions in the general population.