The allure of dermatology . . .

. . . or why medical students shun primary care:

While a family practice doctor often works long days and endures crammed waiting rooms for $155,000 a year, dermatologists average $197,000 — and many don’t work even five days a week.

Dermatologists, who treat diseases of the skin, hair and nails, also tend to draw more insured patients who can afford to pay for their care. As a result, they’re more likely to be reimbursed for the services and less dependent on payments from government health care programs that have taken cuts in recent years.

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