Additional 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 currently enrolled in MOC and other 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. 

AAD Recognized Credit
This CME activity is recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology for 17.5 AAD Recognized Credits and may be used toward the American Academy of Dermatology’s Continuing Medical Education Award. 
MOC Component 2 Points
All attendees of the Derm Exam Prep Course will receive 33 self-assessment points for participating in the General Dermatology review sessions on Saturday and Sunday!


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