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Dermatology Board Certification Eligibility Requirements

Dermatology RequirementsThere are specific dermatology board certification eligibility requirements in place for Dermatology candidates, but there also are eligibility requirements this specialty shares with others. The baseline requirements for all specialties offered by the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) include owning an unrestricted medical license for every state in which the physician is licensed, annual attestation to the currency of those unrestricted medical licenses, adherence to the ABPS Code of Ethics, and a certain amount of experience within the physician’s chosen field.

The dermatology board certification requirements include (but are not limited to):

  • A current curriculum vitae which includes medical school experiences and degrees earned in chronological order
  • Graduation from a medical school accredited by the American Osteopathic Association, Liaison Committee for Medical Education, or the Committee for the Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools
  • Completion of an ACGME, AOA, or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited residency in Dermatology
  • Submission of two letters of recommendation from Diplomates of a Board of Certification in ABPS, ABMS, or the American Board of Dermatology, or the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology

Physician board certification through the Board of Certification in Dermatology (BCD) is an opportunity for qualified physicians 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. Board certification with the BCD also is proof of a professional commitment to abide by the ABPS medical code of ethics, which is required for all recertification candidates. To learn more about the eligibility requirements of the Board of Certification in Dermatology, contact the ABPS today. The ABPS is the official board certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.