Inside Dermatology

Our faculty members harness knowledge inside the military’s best hospitals to teach others to accurately diagnose and treat those with skin-related problems. These problems range from psoriasis, acne, immune disorders and cancer to the treatment of injuries sustained on the battlefield. The environment is one of cohesiveness, friendship, shared learning and academic growth. The field of dermatology provides exceptional opportunities for contiguous patient care, procedural medicine, and visual diagnosis.

We use a comprehensive curriculum and the military's largest dermatology residency training program to educate medical students, residents, physicians, and allied health professionals to care for patients with skin disorders. Our faculty members are nationally recognized experts and are active in military academic training centers and the larger DoD health care network, as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and civilian medical organizations.

In addition to educating the next generation of uniformed physicians, our faculty members advance research through original investigations on campus and through collaborations with leading dermatologists in the world's best laboratories. This improves all levels of skin care, resulting in earlier diagnoses of life-threatening diseases and better, more comprehensive treatments. We are committed to advancing the field of dermatology through clinical expertise, operational input, and research in the Army, Air Force, Navy, and U.S. Public Health Service.

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10-25

percent of physician visits by US military personnel are for skin conditions

>50%

of man-days lost to front-line troops in tropical climates is due to skin disease

~45%

of military personnel injured during combat suffer trauma-related infections after hospitalization

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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S.

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