Course overview

Integrative Dermatology: Clinical Pearls in Treating Skin of Color

In this course, faculty will cover the diagnosis and integrative approach to management of commonly misdiagnosed skin disorders in people of color. An update of natural therapeutics for the skin diseases presented will also be provided.

DeJarra Sims, ND

 Conference Series

AIHM 2020 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

45 minutes

 CME Eligible*

.75 Credits

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Many BIPOC patients present to integrative care practitioners with common skin conditions that have gone undiagnosed for years. The travesty of doctors not understanding the nuances of BIPOC skin can pose a challenge in providing clinically competent and culturally sensitive care. In this course, Integrative Dermatology: Clinical Pearls for Diagnosing and Treating Skin of Color, we will cover the diagnosis and integrative approach to management of commonly misdiagnosed skin disorders in people of color, as well as provide an update of natural therapeutics for the skin diseases presented.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Understand how to take into consideration various cultural and ethnomedical practices when performing a skin examination.
    • Understand how to appreciate subtle differences in skin that help one to effectively and accurately diagnose skin conditions that are common in BIPOC.
    • Identify common dermatological skin diseases seen in BIPOC in juxtaposition to the classic textbook presentation.
    • Review oral and topical naturopathic dermatological therapy for the conditions discussed.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion
  • CME/CEU Credits

Included in this course

Course Faculty

DeJarra Sims, ND

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About DeJarra
Dr. DeJarra K. Sims NMD, known by her patients as “Dr. DJ” is a Naturopathic Physician and published author of the book, “Your Healthiest Life Now: The Key to Your Total Health Transformation”.

Dr. DJ is licensed to practice medicine in both Arizona and California. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Prairie View A&M University, in Texas and completed her doctorate at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Tempe, Arizona. In addition to her training in natural therapeutics, Dr. DJ trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (TCM), Minor Surgery, Prolotherapy and Osteopathic Manipulation.

Dr. DJ currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in San Diego, California where she specializes in the natural treatment of skin disorders such as acne and eczema. She has special interest and extensive training in the treatment of drug addictions, heart disease, thyroid disorders and digestive disorders. Dr. DJ is a professional speaker and natural health expert and serves as an advisor and guest speaker for various national, community and faith based organizations.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the
CME website.

*CME/CEU Credits

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring materials for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other healthcare professionals
 completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on May 31, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.

Enroll Now!

This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course. 
The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.