When it comes to diversity and representation in healthcare, we still have a long way to go. Case in point: While African Americans make up more than 13% of the country, only 3% of all board-certified dermatologists are black. What does this mean in terms of skin care?
Within the field of dermatology, which is arguably one of the most competitive medical specialties, the demand for Black dermatologists far exceeds the supply. According to reports, out of the 739 students who applied for dermatology residency in 2018, only 53 of them—or 7%—identified as Black or African American.