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Health IQ - Dr. Dustin Portela

May 24, 2021

Join Dr. Dustin Portela and his guest, Dr. Chris Tomassian, as they talk about the ins and outs of what it takes to become a dermatologist. A common question on social media is how to be a dermatologist, and Dr. Chris shares his path to being one. He also gives tips from getting a mentor to earning a dermatology residency program. Stay tuned and learn how to be a dermatologist! 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How important it is to find a mentor when getting into dermatology
  • The pathway from a bachelor’s degree to medical school
  • What applicants need to do to get into a dermatology residency program
  • Dealing with medical research and case reports
  • What is an internship, and why is it important?
  • Different subspecialties within dermatology a resident should go through
  • Fellowships or board certification?
  • Tips on skincare and when to visit a dermatologist
  • And much more!


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