Diversity in Dermatology presents

The Achieve Program

A Core Practice Curriculum Advancing the Future of Dermatology PAs & NPs

Medical dermatology is the core and foundation of dermatology. Many patients seeking dermatology care are suffering from psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, rosacea, acne, a rash, or an infection and are hopeful to see someone with experience that will treat their disease state and improve their quality of life. The Achieve Program was developed with this in mind. This program will help develop the core practice and medical dermatology foundation needed to improve patient outcomes, compliment on-the-job training, and enhance practices of dermatology PAs and NPs with less than 3 years of experience.

Diversity in Dermatology is invested in the future and education of dermatology PAs and NPs. It is our mission to assist in decreasing the gaps in core medical dermatology, to improve patient care and outcomes, and increase collaboration between PAs, NPs, and Dermatologists.

Program Information

Session runs from January 2022 to December 2022
$290 per participant 

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Benefits of the Achieve Program

Course List

Rosacea and Adult Acne

Intro to Dermoscopy

Recognizing Benign Lesions

Malignant Lesions You Won’t Want to Miss

The Approach to Atopic Dermatitis

Differential Diagnosis of Dermatitis

The Approach to Psoriasis

Papulosquamous Diseases

Recognition and Management of Infections

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Diseases of the Nail

Hair and Scalp Disorders

Skin Manifestations of Systemic Disease


Disorders of Hypo and Hyperpigmentation

Childhood and Viral Exanthems

Autoimmune Disorders

Blistering Diseases

Oral Lesions

Genital Diseases and Disorders


From the Rheumatologist Perspective

Photoaging and Sun Protection Basics

Wound Healing Basics

Cutaneous Drug Eruptions

Common Procedures in Dermatology

Common Medications Used in Dermatology

Please note: Courses are subject to change

Featured Faculty

Pearl Kwong, MD
Jacksonville, Florida

Theodore Rosen, MD
Houston, Texas

Richard Usatine, MD
San Antonio, Texas

Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD
Miami, Florida

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Pearl Kwong, MD

Pearl Chu Kwong MD, PhD is a board-certified pediatric dermatologist in private practice in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr Kwong received her doctorate in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and received a degree in medicine from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.

 After an internship at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Dr Kwong completed a pediatric residency at the University of Alberta, followed by a dermatology residency at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec Canada.

Before she went to private practice in Jacksonville, Dr Kwong was Chief of Pediatric Dermatology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA where she held an academic position of Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2001, she moved to Jacksonville to join Nemours Children’s Clinic Jacksonville as Chief of Pediatric Dermatology and was Assistant Professor of dermatology at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville.

Dr Kwong has authored and coauthored more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles as well as several article abstracts. She has presented more than 100 presentations and participated at conferences and student lectures.  She has been a reviewer for Pediatric Dermatology Journal and Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr Kwong is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Women’s Dermatologic Society, and Jacksonville Dermatology Society. In 2004, she received a Teacher of the Year award from Mayo Medical School in Jacksonville.

Dr Kwong was born in the Philippines and is of Chinese descent who grew up in Canada (therefore she is not qualified to become POTUS). She has one daughter, Emma, who followed tradition and had just obtained her BSc Honours in Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and is currently attending medical school .


Ted Rosen, MD

After attending Michigan State University as a National Merit Scholar, Dr. Rosen graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School cum laude. He trained in internal medicine at the University of Alabama and in dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he currently serves as Professor and Vice-Chair of Dermatology and Chief of Dermatology at the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Rosen previously served a term on the Board of Directors and is the immediate past AAD/A Vice-President. He was the 2017 recipient of the AAD Thomas G. Pearson Memorial Award for lifelong achievement in education, and the 2019 recipient of Baylor’s prestigious Master Clinician award.

Dr. Rosen has written over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, 26 textbook chapters and  4 textbooks. He has been a visiting professor at over 75 university training programs and a plenary speaker for many city, state, national and international organizations, including the national dermatology societies of Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Hong Kong, Korea, China, Australia and New Zealand.. On a personal note, he helped raise four, productive, sane and debt-free adult children. Dr. Rosen is an avid numismatist, diehard Chicago Cub fan and life-long devotee of horror films. His most pressing bucket list item is to score a cameo role on AMC’s cable program “The Walking Dead.”

Richard Usatine, M.D.

Dr. Richard Usatine is a Professor of Dermatology, Cutaneous Surgery and Family Medicine at University of Texas Health, San Antonio. He is the lead author of 8 books including “Dermatological and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice”, “The Color Atlas and Synopsis of Family Medicine” and “Cutaneous Cryosurgery”. He has published over 130 journal articles. Dr. Usatine began teaching dermoscopy in 2009 with the mentorship of Dr. Marghoob. In 2014, he co-developed a free interactive app for smart phones and tablets called “Dermoscopy: Two Step Algorithm”.  It remains the top downloaded app for dermoscopy and was updated to contain the “TADA” method too. In 2018, he was elected to the board of the International Dermoscopy Society. Dr. Usatine has also developed over 80 dermatology instructional videos and the Interactive Dermatology Atlas website. His photography of skin disorders has been used in many books, monographs, journal articles and educational websites (including the American Cancer Society). He has taught dermoscopy for the American Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Dermatological Society and for general practitioners in Australia and Canada. Dr. Usatine has been teaching yearly in the American Dermoscopy Meeting since 2014. He teaches regularly on Dermoscopy of Skin of Color and is the lead author of the Dermoscopedia chapter on this area.

Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD

Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd is a board-certified dermatologist and an internationally recognized expert in skin of color. She completed her undergraduate studies at Georgetown University and later earned her medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine. She completed her training in dermatology at the University of Miami where she also served as chief resident.  

Dr. Woolery-Lloyd serves as the Director of Skin of Color Division at the University of Miami and specializes in the treatment of both cosmetic and general dermatology concerns common in skin of color.  She also sees patients in private practice.

Dr. Woolery-Lloyd participates extensively in clinical research and has over 40 publications in the literature.  Dr. Woolery-Lloyd is an active member of Skin of Color Society, an international non-profit organization dedicated to furthering research and awareness of skin diseases in skin of color.