Board of Certification in Dermatology
Physician board certification in Dermatology through the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) is an opportunity for successful candidates to demonstrate their mastery of the experience and knowledge necessary to provide the best possible care for patients suffering from skin maladies and other dermatological issues. It also reveals a professional commitment to abide by the ABPS medical code of ethics which is required for all certification candidates.
The initial board certification in dermatology requires successful completion of a written examination, in addition to the application requirements. Once granted, all ABPS certificates are good for a period of eight years, expiring on December 31st of the eighth year.
Recertification in Dermatology requires documentation of the required number of Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours, completion of the recertification application, and successful completion of the written recertification examination.