Derm Exam Prep Course



Review and self-assess with the Derm Exam Prep Course

Whether you're studying for re-certification or looking to stay up-to-date, the Derm Exam Prep Course is a perfect refresher to examine images and clinical cases not seen in everyday practice.  Our expert faculty will guide you through over 200 clinical diagnoses and cases designed to cover the breadth of dermatology.

Don't miss the opportunity to:

  • Review questions and diagnoses selected from the ABD study guides.
  • Benchmark your knowledge through interactive sessions led by expert faculty.
  • Examine images and clinical cases to reveal learning opportunities.
  • Tailor your learning experience with subspecialty breakouts in:
  • Medical dermatology
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Surgical dermatology
  • Dermatopathology

Looking for self-assessment? In just 3 days, you can earn 100 self-assessment credits, fulfilling the MOC self-assessment requirement for 3 years!

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  • Course information

    Learning objectives

    After participating in this course, the learner should be able to:

    1. Diagnose general dermatologic conditions and diseases within the American Board of Dermatology standards for competency.
    2. Identify dermatologic diseases and conditions based on case vignettes and images.
    3. Self-assess current knowledge and reflect on their clinical practice as stimulated by the dermatologic images, anonymous benchmarking feedback, and discussion at the course.
    4. Self-identify content areas for additional study in preparation for the examination.
    5. Describe the four components of Maintenance of Certification.

    Target audience

    The primary target audiences for this course are dermatologists preparing for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) examination being conducted by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD). 

    Secondary audiences include dermatologists wishing to benchmark their medical knowledge in general dermatology and/or the subspecialties of dermatopathology, surgical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and medical dermatology against competence standards as determined by the American Board of Dermatology.

    *The American Academy of Dermatology is not involved in the selection of test questions included in the ABD MOC examination or in determining the criteria that constitutes a passing grade. Participation in this course does not guarantee a passing grade for the MOC examination. 

    CME accreditation

    The American Academy of Dermatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

    AMA Credit Designation
    The American Academy of Dermatology designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

    MOC Component 2 Credits
    Attendees who are enrolled in MOC can claim 100 self-assessment credits for participating in the General Dermatology review sessions on Saturday and Sunday!

    Please note: In order to “meet MOC requirements”, diplomates need to complete 100 self-assessment credits in Years 1-3, 4-6, and 7-10 of the 10-year cycle, for a total of 300 credits in the 10-year cycle.  The additional credits earned from completing the activity may not be carried over to later periods within the 10-year cycle.

    The American Academy of Dermatology is not responsible for statements made by the faculty. Statement or opinions expressed in this activity reflect the views of the faculty and do not reflect the official policy of the American Academy of Dermatology. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for independent medical judgment of a health provider relative to the diagnostic, management, and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

    Exam questions

    If you have questions regarding the exam requirements or the MOC program, contact the ABD at