Dermatology is the study and care of all skin types. Although the US population continues to grow more diverse,1 dermatologists remain remarkably monochromatic. That is, there is a significant lack of diversity among dermatologists, especially when it comes to underrepresentation of African Americans. This racial disparity is common across all fields of medicine; however, it is especially striking in a field that is focused on treating skin disorders.
Imadojemu S, James WD. Increasing African American Representation in Dermatology. JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(1):15-16. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.3030