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Pathways: High school and college students

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Are you a high school or college student from the Black, Latino, or Indigenous community? Do you enjoy STEM subjects but also want a career that involves connecting with people? You may want to consider medicine and, specifically, dermatology. And the AAD’s Pathways: Inclusivity in Dermatology program can help start you way to this exciting career.

Dermatology Career Prep

High school seniors and college students can spend an immersive five days with dermatologists, dermatology residents, and medical students learning about medicine, dermatology, and how to succeed in a challenging field.

Two dates, two locations!

Chicago Derm Career Prep program: June 10-14
DC Derm Career Prep program: June 24-28

Participants will attend only one of the two events. Participants will:

  • Learn about the field of dermatology.

  • Get tips on how to successfully apply to medical school and get on the pathway to a career in medicine.

  • Try your hand at some typical procedures dermatologists perform every day!

Applications for 2024 are closed. Applications for 2025 will open in fall 2024.

High school outreach

Be on the lookout for outreach by your local dermatologist. We’re providing AAD members with a diversity champion toolkit to help them conducting outreach to increase awareness of medicine an dermatology in local high schools and community colleges serving Black, Latino, and Indigenous communities.

Pathways home

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Medical school

Medical students can join us for workshops, symposia, and fellowships.


Learn more about our programs for dermatology residents.