The men and women of the U.S. Air Force serve in diverse climates, conditions and continents. This can expose them and their skin to things a civilian dermatologist may never see. As an Air Force Dermatologist, you'll be able to expand your knowledge while treating some of the finest men and women in the country.
Provide both direct and consultative care as a specialist for diseases of the skin, hair and nails in a mix of medical and surgical dermatology in both hospital and modern clinic settings
Provide input for diseases of military importance like pyoderma, eczema and tinea, as well as smallpox, anthrax and leishmaniasis
Opportunities to teach dermatology to medical students, interns and residents at several graduate medical education centers
Participate in humanitarian missions to underserved areas of the world
Prepare and review case histories, obtain data through interviews, examine patients and determine appropriate diagnostic tests
Interpret test results, evaluate findings and prescribe treatments
Relevant Interests & Skills
You might like this career if you have interests in these areas:
Health and Medicine
Business Operations and Administration
Becoming a Direct Commission Officer
To ease your transition into the Air Force, you'll enter a five-week training regimen designed to educate you on the ways of both the military and military healthcare. You'll participate in physical conditioning five days a week, leadership training and classroom studies.