We are thrilled to announce a new groundbreaking project, which we are rolling out exclusively to you, our Skin of Color Society members.

Introducing DEEP

The SOCS Dermatology E-Learning + Equity Platform (known as DEEP) is a learning management system (LMS) that enables members to learn straight from the experts at your own pace through dermatology educational webinars and practice management content. Through the LMS, you benefit from unlimited and free access to all educational content. After six months, non-members will be invited to enter DEEP for a fee. In the future, it will be used as a tool to curate learning for mentees as well. 

DEEP is distinctive from other learning management systems in that our CME-based platform serves as a valuable benefit for your SOCS membership. DEEP is also more practice-focused, rather than textbook-based, and reflects what leading skin of color dermatologists are doing in their practices in treating their patients, so you can expect current and relevant content. With these exciting points of distinction, we believe that DEEP will be a nimble resource that will offer emerging and highly relevant expert content.

Advancing the Mission

As you know, the Society’s mission is to promote awareness of and excellence within skin of color dermatology through research, education, mentorship, and advocacy. DEEP advances our mission as it is devoted to education (CME and non-CME) and practice management material. 

Presented by SOCS members, the initial course catalog includes these dermatology e-learning courses:

Overview of Hair Disorders: Cicatricial Alopecia and Non-Scarring Hair and Scalp Disorders

Crystal Aguh, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Amy McMichael, MD, Professor of Dermatology, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Keloids and Hypertrophic Scarring

Donald Glass II, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Eva Kerby, MD, Weill Cornell Department of Dermatology, New York-Presbyterian

These e-learning topics are coming soon:

  • Acne in Skin of Color
  • Melasma
  • Vitiligo

On the practice management side, free educational content will be offered on such topics as:

  • Analytics
  • Business Building
  • Digital Marketing Plan
  • Email Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media 101
  • Social Media Best Practices
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Setting Your Goals
  • Your Website
Experiencing DEEP

We invite you to start experiencing the platform. As a convenience, your member email address has already been uploaded to the platform. Information on how to log in and set/change your password from the DEEP website  has been emailed to you. 


This unique educational program is made possible by a grant from L’Oréal Dermatological Beauty Brands: SkinCeuticals, La Roche-Posay, and CeraVe. We are truly grateful for their support and  collaboration which has allowed us to develop such an important resource that will be easily accessible to physicians at all career levels.

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