Be part of the inspiring effort growing among dermatologists dedicated to helping patients, communities and the profession.
Demonstrate compassion. Foster goodwill. Get involved.
AccessDerm is an Academy-sponsored teledermatology program that allows volunteer AAD member dermatologists to provide care to underserved populations in the United States.
Camp Discovery: What would summer be without summer camp? Volunteer your time with the AAD’s summer camp program and help children with skin diseases.
Dermatology in Action: Help us reach out and make a difference in the communities we serve. Participate in this hands-on volunteer program. The project takes place during the AAD's Annual Meeting.
Health Volunteers Overseas: Train local health care providers, giving them the knowledge and skills to help their communities. Opportunities are available in Cambodia, Costa Rica, India and Peru.
Native American health services resident rotation: Participate in a one- to two-week rotation where residents provide dermatologic care to the Navajo Nation population, and work with primary health care providers to assist with diagnosis and management of diseases.
Resident international grant: Participate in a four- to six-week elective in Gaborone, Botswana, where residents take part in dermatologic HIV care of children and adults.
Shade Structure Program: Sponsor public schools and non-profit organizations in need of shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun.
Skin cancer screening program: Conduct free skin cancer screenings in your community.
SPOT Skin Cancer™: SPOT Skin Cancer™ is the Academy’s national, broad-based public education initiative to harness the passion of the skin cancer community in the fight against skin cancer.
Mentor young physicians
Academic Dermatology Leadership Program: Advise young faculty members and help guide them through the early stages of teaching dermatology to students.
Diversity Mentorship program: Counsel medical students from minority backgrounds who are considering a career in dermatology.
Find out more about becoming a mentor by visiting the Leadership Institute.
Dermatology Advocacy Network: Get up close and personal with policymakers through the AADA’s national grassroots program designed to monitor federal and state issues affecting the specialty of dermatology.
Preserve dermatology’s voice in the house of medicine — join the AMA:
This is the year that the American Medical Association (AMA) is reviewing how many members of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) are also AMA members. The AMA conducts a five-year review of a subset of organizations each year to determine the number of representatives that each specialty will receive in the AMA House of Delegates (HOD) for the next five years. By joining the AMA or renewing your membership you ensure the specialty’s presence and voice in affecting the house of medicine’s priorities. If dermatologists don’t maintain a strong presence in the AMA, the specialty will lose its voice in an important venue. Renew your membership or join the AMA before April 15 and indicate the AAD as your primary organization of membership to ensure that dermatology has a voice in the house of medicine.
Academy Councils, Committees and Task Forces: Your willingness to get involved is important to the strategic direction of the AAD. The mission and activities of a committee provide leadership and direction on a variety of AAD initiatives. Volunteer for appointments.
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Volunteer Recognition program
The Volunteer Recognition program recognizes members who are committed to giving back to the field of dermatology. If you have been involved in volunteer efforts, please log your hours and help us keep track of the number of dermatologists making a difference. Logging your hours supports the Academy's efforts to enhance the image of the specialty by promoting your dedication to helping patients, communities and the profession.
You also can support the AAD's efforts to facilitate and promote volunteerism through monetary and in-kind donations. Learn more about giving opportunities.