September 30, 2020
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Did you know that the membership of the Skin of Color Society hails from 41 states in the US and 32 countries around the world? Since the organization was founded in 2004 by Dr. Susan C. Taylor, the Society has been growing steadily on a global scale, now with nearly 800 members representing different membership categories, including:

  • Physicians and Board Certified Dermatologists (or international equivalent);
  • Non-physicians with advanced degrees (PhD, MS, MPH, PA, RPN, etc.);
  • Residents, Research Fellows or PhD candidates in good standing;
  • Students in good standing.

It is important to note, as we are occasionally asked about this: it is not necessary to be an individual with skin of color in order to be a member of the Skin of Color Society! As an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in skin of color dermatology in service to patients of color, the Society welcomes all races and ethnicities of qualified professionals in the eligible categories outlined above who have a special interest and/or training in this field.

We are proud of the diversity of our professional membership, which represents a cross-section of the specialty— spanning academia, private practice in all aspects of the field, including medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology, as well as scientific and clinical research.

As our membership around the world continues to grow, we greatly value learning about all of our members and staying connected with one another—particularly in this new era of distancing imposed by the pandemic. To this end, we invite our SOCS members to introduce yourselves to our membership by answering a few short questions, which we can share on our social media platforms through a SOCS Member Spotlight. If you would like to participate in a social media feature, please contact for details.

We look forward to hearing from you!