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JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(2):115. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.6520.
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The demand for cosmetic procedures continues to increase, and to continue as innovators and leaders in the safe performance of these procedures, future dermatologists must be properly trained. Barriers to incorporating cosmetic dermatology training into residency curricula include high supply costs, physician resistance to addressing aesthetic concerns in the academic setting, lack of dermatology training among core faculty, and unavailability of patients willing to be treated by inexperienced residents. In this online survey of dermatology residency program directors, Bauer et al demonstrate that although almost every training program provided hands-on cosmetic dermatology training, these barriers remain and must be addressed to ensure continued patient safety.

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