Dermatologic Disease Awareness and Teledermatology


advancing derm since 2011


Promoting an equitable, accessible dermatologic culture.

Founded in 2011, Dermetel is a 501-c(3) nonprofit organization devoted to the promotion of dermatologic disease awareness and the institution of programs and services to alleviate dermatologic health disparities. It was founded by students, for patients worldwide.

Our products, services, creative output, and events center around promoting an equitable and just dermatology care system both domestically and globally. We have run the SunSafe skin cancer awareness seminar and sunscreen distribution series on over 70 college campuses since 2011, provided free skin cancer screenings to 2,700 patients since 2013, helped over 8,200 underserved patients receive free teledermatology care in 2017, and run the Dermetel Sunscreen Race since 2015.  At present, Dermetel is reworking its teledermatology platform to provide care to residents in the states of Georgia and North Carolina, featuring free consults and a $15/month subscription fee, and fundraising in support of an innovative enzyme replacement therapy program developed in-house at Dermetel which is soon entering phase 1 clinical trials.

Dermetel is a volunteer-run organization run entirely by students ranging from undergraduates to dermatology resident physicians, all of whom believe that dermatology is more than what appears to be on the surface. We're substantive future dermatologists who dare to look beyond the ordinary, the everyday, and the typical, and we've been advancing the profession of dermatology since 2011.




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Camp Groovy is a free, residential summer camp for pediatric dermatology patients in the Pacific Northwest, ages 7 to 14. As dermatologic diseases are so visually apparent, many children with diseases ranging from alopecia to xenoderma pigmentosum are subject to bullying and ridicule in schools. We believe these children deserve a safe space to have fun, be seen as normal, and make lifelong friendships through character-building, enjoyable activities in athletics, arts, crafts, and creative writing.



Dermetel's signature SunSafe skin cancer awareness seminar and skin cancer screenings were launched in Toronto in 2011 and have expanded to offerings in five countries and forty-five cities since. A combination of a prevention speech and mass sunscreen distribution and skin cancer screenings, Dermetel helps college students feel confident about their image and rejecting the services provided by indoor tanning beds and instead opting for sun protection to decrease their risk of developing skin cancer in the future. Our mission is to educate, empower, and enlighten the next generation.


Dermetel's Teledermatology Solution is a free, HIPAA-compliant, teledermatology service for patients throughout the United States. Free 7-minute consultation services are offered by three board-certified dermatologists for patients nationwide. Over 8,250 rural and underserved patients have benefited from the program from its launch in February 2017 to December 2017. We have temporarily suspended our teledermatology service for technology upgrades and platform shifts that will be completed in July 2018.



Dermetel launched its dermatology film production arm in 2015, and has produced two films to date. Operation: #BanTheTan is an animated short documentary that covers the indoor tanning bed craze, and Environmental Dermatology is an animated short documentary discussing the influence UV radiation has on dermatologic health. Both films are shown regularly at our SunSafe seminars on college campuses. In 2018, Dermetel will release its first feature length documentary film starring Misha--and all other films previously shown only on college campuses--exclusively via Amazon.


Dermetel started organizing races in 2015, and has expanded from 5K to half-marathon and Boston qualifying marathon races in locations throughout the United States and Canada. In 2018, the races will be held in Boston, Washington DC, Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver BC. We aim to have 20,000 participants in our marathons to help Dermetel take a patent-pending dermatology medication to FDA clinical trials. Dermetel is keen to support dermatologic disease research and drug development.



Dermetel is passionate about helping patients worldwide keen to promote their skin health through its line of high quality nutritional supplements. Manufactured sustainably in the US, Dermetel's supplements are designed to help people from all walks of life experience a healthier outlook with beneficial nutrients and ingredients that are wholesome and useful for their body. Supplements will be sold and shipped exclusively through Amazon, which offers a fulfillment service, worldwide shipping, discounts for college students, and excellent customer service.


The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
— Aristotle


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