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These are bright and capable providers, many of whom have an interest or even a job in dermatology, but they lack the formal education to provide the best care they want to be giving their patients.
Derm Boot Camp with Dr. Boswell is the most extensive online dermatology course for those providers who want to have a comprehensive, not casual, review course.
If you are a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or primary care physician, this is about finally learning the specialty of dermatology not in bits and pieces, but by doing it the right way --- for the benefit of your patients and for your own confidence and career!
DERM BOOT CAMP is for:
Any physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner needing CME hours
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners working or planning to work in the field of dermatology
Practicing dermatologists in need of a general review course
Primary care physicians who want to learn dermatology from an expert
Family Medicine Residency Program Directors who need to teach their residents dermatology
International medical community, who want to learn how dermatologists in the United States are practicing
for Derm Boot Camp with Dr. Boswell
Meet Dr. Boswell
J. Scott Boswell, MD, FAAD
For the last 14 years, he has hosted medical students, nurse practitioner/physician assistant students, and primary care residents in his office, sharing his knowledge of dermatology. Through these teaching roles and by personally training the seven nurse practitioners in his own practice,
he has developed an extensive and time-proven curriculum for teaching dermatology.
Derm Boot Camp with Dr. Boswell is the result of him wanting to share that developed curriculum with the rest of the world, for improved patient care in the field of dermatology.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to purchase the textbook, Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin, 13th Ed?
No, but you are highly encouraged to do so. This textbook is the same textbook most dermatologists learned from in their own residency training. You will still benefit tremendously from this course even if you don’t do the reading in the Andrews’ textbook, but doing the reading during the 26 week course is ideal. Dr. Boswell doesn’t quote from the textbook, but covers the general material in it extensively. You can purchase this textbook online from a variety of vendors.
Will I get CME credit for the course?
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of Community Medical Centers and Boswell Dermatology. Community Medical Centers is accredited by the California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Community Medical Centers designates this enduring material for a maximum of 32.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CME hours earned through this course are also honored by nurse practitioner and physician assistant CME governing bodies.
Full CME Accreditation information is available here.
How are CME credits issued?
You must finish each week’s lessons to earn that week’s CME credit. You will only obtain CME credit for the lessons you actually watch, and you must watch all the lessons that week to obtain the full CME credit allocated for that week. We will monitor which lessons you’ve completed and will email you a CME certificate showing hours earned once you have completed or canceled your participation in the course.
If you ever want to resume the course in the future, you can again purchase an ongoing monthly subscription and resume where you left off. Please note that a paid monthly subscription is required to review any previous lessons you’ve completed.
Participation in 6 self-assessments (containing very straightforward, basic questions) and surveys interspersed throughout the course is also required to obtain CME credit.
While you can pay for and repeat this course as many times as you’d like, you can only earn CME credit for it one time, up to a maximum of 32.25 hours (32.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™). 1, 3, and 6 month extensions are available for purchase at less expensive rates for those who have already purchased the course once. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain custom coupon codes for these extensions.
If I purchase the entire course at the beginning for $2,499, will I have unlimited access to skip around and watch the lessons in any order I choose?
You will still start at the beginning of the course and will have to work your way through in sequence (starting with Week/Module 1 and ending with Week/Module 26). However, all of the modules will be available to you at once in your queue when you enroll and you can work through them at your own pace. Due to the need to ensure proper CME hours tracking on this learning platform, you will not be able to "jump around" and do the modules in any order your first time through the lessons - they must be done in sequence. However, once completed, you may always go back and review any lesson you've already completed in any order and re-watch them as many times as you'd like to, but access to all lessons will expire after 26 weeks. Many students finish the lessons in 1-2 months and use the remaining 4-5 months to re-watch the lessons over and over again. If you don't complete the course within 26 weeks (6 months), or if you have completed the course but would like longer access, you may purchase a 1, 3 or 6 month extension to the course by contacting email@example.com for a custom coupon code. Extension pricing is only available to those who have already purchased the course once, and is typically far less expensive.
I am a physician assistant or nurse practitioner. That’s a lot of money to invest. Is it worth it?
“Derm Boot Camp with Dr. Boswell” is the most extensive, practical and informative online dermatology program available. There are only a handful of dermatology nurse practitioner and physician assistant fellowship programs in the United States. This course is far less expensive than those fellowship programs, and you will learn a ton of dermatology in a very practical way.
Only you can decide if learning dermatology is of serious interest and worth the investment to you. Most supervising dermatologists want their nurse practitioners or physician assistants to have a solid foundation in dermatology, but some may feel they lack the time, interest, or ability to teach them. These supervising dermatologists are often happy to pay for this course, because they see the benefit in improving patient care in their practice. Promotional coupon codes are occasionally available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about current promotional coupon codes. Since going online in the Fall of 2020, over 600 students have taken this course!
I am a primary care physician or primary care residency program director. That’s a lot of money to invest for me or my residents. Is it worth it?
Many primary care physicians see a lot of dermatology in their practice, but their approach to skin disease and treatment is often taught to them by other primary care physicians, not dermatologists. Brief rotations or occasional lectures from a true dermatologist are all these providers usually receive in their training. This course teaches primary care physicians and residents extensively in dermatology, learning out of the same textbook (Andrews’) that most dermatologists studied from in their residency training.
Does Dr. Boswell teach cosmetic dermatology in the course? If not, why not?
No. Importantly, this course does not teach cosmetic dermatology, including the use of Botox, fillers, laser, etc. There are plenty of online videos and tutorials on cosmetic dermatology available, so those aspects are not covered in the course. Cosmetic dermatology can also be somewhat subjective and hands-on, so is better taught by other experts or supervising physicians, in person.
What has been lacking for years is a comprehensive course for general and medical dermatology, which is what Dr. Boswell’s course addresses.
Isn’t Dr. Boswell giving away all the secrets about the specialty of dermatology?
Of course, a board-certified dermatologist is an expert in her or his field, having gone through medical school, a full 3-year residency in the specialty, and passing the certifying exam given by the American Board of Dermatology. This course cannot and will not ever substitute for that.
However, the reality is that there are thousands of nurse practitioners, physician assistants and primary care physicians who are already practicing dermatology, or who want to practice dermatology, but most of them simply have insufficient formal education in the field. There is great value in on-the-job training by a supervising dermatologist, and this should always occur. This course is intended to significantly supplement that in-person training by providing a solid “book” knowledge, foundation and practical approach to dermatologic disease.
Of course, even board-certified dermatologists can take “Derm Boot Camp with Dr. Boswell” as a refresher course, including to obtain CME credit.
Is bulk pricing available?
Yes. If you would like to purchase several subscriptions to this course all at once (e.g. for several providers), we offer significant discounts. Contact email@example.com to obtain bulk pricing coupon codes.
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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS COURSE
Well worth the time and money
I highly recommend this course for my NP colleagues and any other practitioners who need a derm refresher. I am way more confident in identifying dermatolog...Read More
I highly recommend this course for my NP colleagues and any other practitioners who need a derm refresher. I am way more confident in identifying dermatological abnormalities, rashes, etc. This was one of my weakest areas as we just barely browse over these in NP school. Now I am super happy and more confident diagnosing and managing my patients. Thank you Dr Boswell.Read Less
A MUST for derm providers
This was the best CME I have ever taken. It is very well thought out and organized. I have a full schedule, and I loved being able to log in to watch a few q...Read More
This was the best CME I have ever taken. It is very well thought out and organized. I have a full schedule, and I loved being able to log in to watch a few quick lectures at a time. Dr Boswell has a great delivery and his pearls will be remembered for years to come. Both my confidence and patient care have leveled up from derm boot camp! Many thanks, Dr Boswell!Read Less
Best Review Around
I have been working in dermatology as a NP for 7 years and took this course to "see another prospective" and I was pleasantly surprised. This is a great revi...Read More
I have been working in dermatology as a NP for 7 years and took this course to "see another prospective" and I was pleasantly surprised. This is a great review for beginners and experienced providers. Dr Boswell did an outstanding job covering dermatology in extensive depth. It definitely aided in my body of knowledge. I can't recommend this enough.Read Less
Great Introduction to Dermatology
This course was extremely informative for people new to dermatology. Excellent lectures with relevant information for all levels of practitioners. Concise, e...Read More
This course was extremely informative for people new to dermatology. Excellent lectures with relevant information for all levels of practitioners. Concise, engaging, and very glad to have learned of this course. I would highly recommend Derm Boot Camp!Read Less
Even as a seasoned PA (18 years in family practice and GI/liver disease), I was overwhelmed when I transitioned to dermatology. Derm Boot Camp has been my s...Read More
Even as a seasoned PA (18 years in family practice and GI/liver disease), I was overwhelmed when I transitioned to dermatology. Derm Boot Camp has been my saving grace! This self-paced program is very well presented. Dr. Boswell is an excellent lecturer - obviously very experienced, well spoken, practical, friendly, humorous at times. The master notes are also very convenient and I would highly recommend using those as a guideline for note taking. The series is so good, I plan to review the lectures again a second and even third time. I feel much better prepared to take care of patients now as a dermatology provider. I would recommend every dermatology PA/NP trainee complete this course! Thank you Dr. Boswell!Read Less
Best Comprehensive Dermatology CME I have ever done!
This is my 16th year of practicing dermatology and I still feel that I benefitted greatly from completing this program. Dr. Boswell's explanations were exce...Read More
This is my 16th year of practicing dermatology and I still feel that I benefitted greatly from completing this program. Dr. Boswell's explanations were excellent in helping me to really understand the pathophysiology of the skin conditions that I have been working with for years. I also feel more confident in dealing with bullous diseases and a number of other skin conditions that I have felt intimidated by in the past. Dr. Boswell is very engaging and the lessons were very interesting! The pictures and hand drawn diagrams were very helpful and reinforced the material. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for dermatology CME credits and wanting to brush up on their knowledge in this field!Read Less
Thorough, informative, and entertaining
As a PA, I initially practiced in a different specialty for 3 years. While I enjoyed it and learned a lot from the MDs and residents who surrounded me, I was...Read More
As a PA, I initially practiced in a different specialty for 3 years. While I enjoyed it and learned a lot from the MDs and residents who surrounded me, I was always searching for this type of resource - a solid foundation on just the specialty of dermatology. Dr Boswell's Boot Camp explains the foundations of dermatology - not just the basics of an illness, but helps you understand WHY each disease presents itself in that way. I appreciate how diseases and their treatments are reinforced in different lectures from different angles. On top of it all, Dr Boswell's presentation of the complex material is very direct and easy to understand - you almost feel like you're having a conversation and he doesn't shy away from interjecting a little humor. I feel like this course provided me a solid foundation in derm that I will reflect on and delve back into for years to come. Thank you for this wonderful resource! I hope all specialties develop a similar course for their APPs.Read Less
So Worth the Time and Money
Derm Boot Camp delivered on all levels. Comprehensive, dense on practice-relevant content and expertly presented. I have been in practice for seven years and...Read More
Derm Boot Camp delivered on all levels. Comprehensive, dense on practice-relevant content and expertly presented. I have been in practice for seven years and wish I had access when I started in Derm. Dr. Boswell’s course filled in many gaps in my knowledge base and clarified many points I hadn’t fully understood until now. The clinical pearls and to-the-point treatment summaries are all in a notebook that I am sure I will reference many times in the future. Thank you!Read Less
I have been in the Dermatology field as a PA for 17 years. I wish I had taken this course when I had started. The thorough explanations and comprehensive nat...Read More
I have been in the Dermatology field as a PA for 17 years. I wish I had taken this course when I had started. The thorough explanations and comprehensive nature of this course are so helpful despite how much derm experience you have. Dr. Boswell is a great instructor and covers what is needed to sharpen the dermatology skills of any practitioner. I love the shaking of the finger to add emphasis on what was incorrect. I am glad you put this course together. It is a great service to the medical community and the patients we serve.Read Less
Dr. Boswell's course is a must-have for any non-residency trained dermatology provider. He condenses long chapters into the meat and potatoes of clinical pra...Read More
Dr. Boswell's course is a must-have for any non-residency trained dermatology provider. He condenses long chapters into the meat and potatoes of clinical practice. It is well-organized and he is engaging to watch. I recommend re-watching the videos after one go through because you'll pick up more the second time around. So grateful for this resource! It has really shaped my clinical practice and approach to dermatology.Read Less
Worth the money
I am a new NP grad and had no experience in dermatology but wanted to pursue a career in dermatology after graduation. Someone recommended Derm Boot Camp wit...Read More
I am a new NP grad and had no experience in dermatology but wanted to pursue a career in dermatology after graduation. Someone recommended Derm Boot Camp with Dr. Boswell in order to make me more marketable. It worked, I got a job in dermatology! This course is amazing and has helped me feel more confident in treating my patients. Thank you Dr. Boswell!Read Less
As a family doctor I see Derm issues every day. I now feel prepared to manage more complex Derm issues thanks to Dr. Boswell. Thanks Doc. Great course. I...Read More
As a family doctor I see Derm issues every day. I now feel prepared to manage more complex Derm issues thanks to Dr. Boswell. Thanks Doc. Great course. I highly recommend it to anybody who takes care of skin issues.Read Less