Too Few Derms in China

September 1, 2003

How can a country effectively and consistently treat the skin diseases of 1.3 billion people with just more than 16,000 dermatologists? These numbers, like many others, are staggering figures that dermatologists in China face everyday - and this fact, along with unevenly distributed resources and education, is creating a long and difficult path for a discipline that is often overlooked.