DERM BOOT CAMP
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!
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 the last 11 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.
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.
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™).
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 - they must be done in sequence. You may always go back and review any lesson you've already completed, but access to all lessons will expire after 26 weeks.
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.
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.