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FRM F115 - The Role of Non-Physician Clinicians in Dermatology

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 24

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 708/710

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: David Michael Pariser, MD, FAAD

  • Paul R. Bergstresser, MD, FAAD
  • Charles N. Ellis, MD, FAAD - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Analyze the issues related to the use of non-physician clinicians in the practice of dermatology.
  • Avoid common ethical and medico-legal pitfalls in the use of non-physician clinicians.
  • Improve level of training and supervision of non-physician clinicians.

Health care reform and the increasing demand for dermatologic services and the undersupply of dermatologists nationwide has contributed to the rapid expansion of use of non-physician clinicians in the practice of dermatology. Speakers in this forum will discuss how non-physician clinicians are trained, supervised and how they are best used in a dermatology practice and what pitfalls to avoid. The discussion will primarily concern licensed Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners but will also address the use of non-licensed personnel as well. The forum is applicable to any practicing dermatologist or non-physician clinician.


Monday, March 24
10:00 AMIntroduction / Dr. Pariser
10:05 AMThe Concept of a Dermatology Care Team / Dr. Pariser
10:25 AMTraining of Non-Physician Clinicians / Dr. Bergstresser
10:45 AMContracting Issues and Reimbursement Models for Non-Physician Clinicians / Dr. Pariser
11:15 AMSupervision of Non-Physician Clinicians / Dr. Pariser
11:35 AMProviding Great Service / Dr. Ellis