COVID-19 Resources


The worldwide spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a serious public health concern. The Skin of Color Society (SOCS) is working to mitigate the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and inform our members of the most current recommendations for addressing changes to their practices.

The SOCS COVID-19 Resources page is an active living page with a compilation of industry communications, related links, podcasts about practice management guidance, support ideas for your patients and recommendations from CDCWHOAAD, ILDS and the AMA. This page will be updated daily to serve as your hub for anything related to COVID-19 and dermatology practices.

Skin of Color Society

Listen to SOCS President in the MDedge Dermatology Weekly Podcast

 Artwork for Shampoo products for the skin of color population; statins and skin infections; and adalimumab’s survival benefit in psoriasis
SOCS President Dr. Lynn McKinley-Grant and Dr. Susan C. Taylor discuss hair care products for African American women during COVID-19 in the MDedge Dermatology Weekly Podcast.
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With content in six languages, the app delivers mobile access to a wealth of COVID-19 knowledge resources developed by WHO, including up-to-the-minute guidance, tools, training, and virtual workshops to support health workers in caring for patients infected by COVID-19 and protect themselves as they do their critical work. You can download and share the app from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store

Support Ideas & Recommendations

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS)

American Heart Association (AHA)

  • Beneficial Business Exchange: platform to help faciliate critical connections needed to bridge the gaps between organziations and companies for urgent short-term need for goods or services

American Medical Association (AMA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)


MDedge: Cutis Audiocasts


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

American Heart Association (AHA)

International Master Course on Aging Science (IMCAS)

IMCAS Academy is offering 1-month free premium membership. To unlock this offer, follow these steps:

  1. Connect to IMCAS Academy on a web browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox); the subscription has be activated on the website and not the mobile app. Go to:
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  3. Log in again with your credentials of your username and your own private password: your own private password. If you have forgotten it, you can reset it through the website. Check your junk mail inbox for the reset link.
  4. Enjoy IMCAS Academy and keep learning!

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD)


Skin of Color Update 

World Health Organization (WHO)

Medical Students, Resident & Fellow Resources

JAMA Network

American Medical Association (AMA)

Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)

Federal Student Aid: Loans

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Skin of color patients comprise the majority in California, New Mexico and Texas…and soon will be the majority in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, New York and Florida.

By 2042, more than 50% of the US population will have skin of color.