Basic Dermatology Curriculum | AAD

The members of the American Academy of Dermatology have a long history of involvement in medical student education. This curriculum was created by a work group of experienced dermatology educators based on the needs of today's learners.

These guides provide direction about how one can best use this collection of learning modules, including the recommended order in which to review them. Each module has been peer-reviewed and is based on the best available evidence. Clinical vignettes and questions within each module provide a practical framework for learning. After completion of each module, students can test their knowledge with quiz questions.


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Additional resources


The Basement Membrane Zone video lecture

A free, 3D animated video lecture.

BF archive

Boards' Fodder archive

Access AAD's Boards' Fodder library.


Future of Dermatology Roundtable

Specialty thought leaders are featured in this video series.


DSAP for residents

The DSAP for residents offers 45 self assessment questions.


Dialogues in Dermatology

A monthly audio subscription program.


Performance Improvement CME

A Web-based program to improve patient care.


Race for the Case

Make your diagnosis for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card!