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March 1969

Perspectives: Panel Discussion

Author Affiliations

New York; Salt Lake City; Chicago; Chapel Hill, NC

Arch Dermatol. 1969;99(3):354-361. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610210108020

Dr. Carl T. Nelson, Chairman: As Dr. Kopf pointed out in our first session, we now have about 3,000 dermatologists in the United States. We estimate that we shall need 3,000 to 5,000 more in the next decade to supply to increased patient care that will be demanded of us. It seems to me that the basic problem before this gathering on graduate training in dermatology today is to determine how our residency training programs can best meet this need. This is what we have been talking about in our various workshop discussion groups.

Dr. Wheeler and I will try to summarize the material that came up in the various discussion groups. This is not an easy job and there may be some overlapping. First we wish to allow Dr. King to offer a more or less free-wheeling commentary on the items that may have impressed him during this meeting.

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