Workforce issues continue to be a concern for the dermatology specialty, namely the maldistribution of dermatologists throughout the United States and the shortage of dermatologists in general. In an effort to find solutions to these and other pressing workforce issues, the Academy has developed this resource center and dermatology workforce map. The map, which is based on 2008 U.S. Census data and AAD membership data as of January 2010, provides a concrete picture of the distribution of physicians throughout the country and highlights underserved areas.
To use the map, click on a state to view its geography by county. As you hover over each county, you will see how many dermatologists are serving that population, or if there are no dermatologists in that particular area.*
In addition to this map, you’ll find an aggregation of articles and resources that further illustrate workforce challenges for dermatologists. We will continue to add resources to this page as they are developed. Please submit your workforce-related questions to Jacqueline Buschmann at firstname.lastname@example.org