What is a pediatric dermatologist

What is a pediatric dermatologist?

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If your child has a disease that affects the skin, hair, or nails, your child may see a pediatric dermatologist.

A pediatric dermatologist is a dermatologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating children, including newborns and infants. This medical doctor first becomes a dermatologist. Extra study and training are needed to become a pediatric dermatologist.

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Some diseases that affect the skin, hair, or nails are more common in children. Some of these diseases only occur in children. Diseases that a pediatric dermatologist is likely to treat include:

How to become a pediatric dermatologist

Becoming a pediatric dermatologist requires many years of education. To become this type of medical doctor, a person must successfully complete:

  1. College, earning a bachelor's degree.
  2. Medical school, becoming a medical doctor (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO).
  3. Internship, 1 year.
  4. Residency program in dermatology (at least 3 years) and pass the board exams.
  5. Fellowship (advanced medical study and training) in pediatric dermatology (1 to 3 years).

Who is a board-certified pediatric dermatologist?

After successfully completing a fellowship in pediatric dermatology, the doctor can take the board exams. If the doctor passes these exams and meets other requirements, the doctor becomes a board-certified pediatric dermatologist.

All board-certified pediatric dermatologists are:

  • Board-certified in dermatology.
  • Board-certified in pediatric dermatology.

Some also are board-certified in pediatrics.

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