Selena Shipp

What is a dermatologist?

Dermatology is the science and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails.

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Educational Requirements

Dermatology is one of the most competitive careers to get into. This career requires many years of education and training in advance. First you will have to get an undergraduate degree from a 4-year college. After doing this you must go into at least 4 years of residency while in a 4-year program of medical school

Existing and Potential Hazards

Risk of physical assault from frequent tanners. Brain scans show that patients who frequently tan have the equavalent to a person addicted to drugs. Dermatologists are very exposed to UV rays. From having day to day contact with patients

Safety Steps

In order to prevent these hazards, learn self defense mechanics and learn to remain calm. You need to wear PPE to prevent infections from contact with patients skin who have skin to skin infections.
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Ethical And Legal Issues


In dermatology, dermatologists sometimes are scrutinized by the public due to malpractice. Some dermatologists even offer free services to media outlets to make themselves look good. Another big ethical issue is that most people go to a dermatologists to edit themselves. (plastic surgery)


Dermatologists almost only faces court cases with how a patient feels about the dermatologists. Adequate communication and empathy are positive to the patient-doctor relationship.

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Preventing Infections

Dermatologists can be infected by not practicing proper hygiene and by improper care of Botox needles. Healthcare professionals can prevent this from happening by washing hands and immediately discarding all needles.