Dermatology physician assistants must have experience in the field, be able to succeed in an occasionally fast-paced office, and have some skill in surgery and working with patients. They mainly work with skin, nail, and cosmetic conditions in both children and adults, and must be kind and courteous to make patients feel comfortable and answer any questions they may have.
Dermatology physician assistants must be able to treat a range of conditions, and some also perform actual surgeries. A master's degree with a concentration in dermatology is generally required for this position, and they must be able to work well on teams and with a supervising physician on a regular basis.
These assistants must hold the proper license to perform their duties and prescribe medication to patients after their surgeries take place. They must also pass board exams and amass significant training as well as re-certification throughout their careers. They are also responsible for informing patients of their rights and the procedures they will be performing to make them feel comfortable and aware of what will take place.