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Demonstrate your commitment to ethics and professionalism in dermatology

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Academy Update

Chair, AAD Professionalism & Ethics Committee

By Benjamin Stoff, MD, MA, FAAD, July 1, 2021

As a fellow of the AAD, you demonstrate your commitment to patients, colleagues, and the public by maintaining the highest level of professionalism and ethics.

The AAD has a way for you to showcase that commitment — choose to take the AAD’s Professionalism and Ethics Pledge today!

The pledge is totally voluntary. It’s not a new set of rules. In keeping with the AAD’s vision for unity and professionalism in the field of dermatology, the pledge simply lays out what dermatologists can aspire to:

  • Put patients’ welfare above other interests

  • Provide care that adheres to professional standards of practice

  • Provide care for those in need

  • Foster collegiality through interactions with the medical community

  • Support diversity, equity, and inclusion

I hope you’ll consider joining me in taking the pledge.

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