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Resident Access to Education



You’ve built your career on a strong foundation beginning with the AAD Annual Meeting. Here is your chance to help the next generation.


"I was amazed to hear from the people who wrote the textbooks I was reading. It made learning come alive. The personal value of being in the room with someone who is an internationally recognized expert or someone who has unlocked the keys to a disease is palpable. And, not only to hear from them, I could meet them, ask them questions, and engage with them in a very personal way."

William D. James, MD, AAD Fellow since 1982

You know how important the Annual Meeting has been for you – both personally and professionally. The meeting is packed with insight, connections and learning that will make their transition into practice smoother, and perhaps even make their career more fulfilling.

By supporting the AAD’s Resident Access to Education campaign, you will help give more than 1,300 dermatology residents the opportunity to attend the Annual Meeting and experience all that it offers.

Give in support of Resident Access to Education to ensure residents get off to a great start in their careers and as leaders of the specialty.

Commit to the future of dermatology with your gift today.

Make your gift by March 30 and you will be recognized in a special Resident Access to Education feature in the summer issue of Aspire magazine.

To learn more or to share recollections of your first Annual Meeting, call Valerie Thompson at (847) 240-1427 or email vthompson@aad.org.

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AAD members share why they support Resident Access to Education

Vanessa Lichon, MD, AAD Fellow since 2013
"As a resident, attending the AAD annual meeting is an exciting opportunity as it provides the most unique forum of education, networking, and collegiality all in one. With funds dedicated to support resident attendance to the AAD, it will give more residents access to this meeting. Once you have attended one Annual Meeting, you continue to go both for CME and to reconnect with everyone you have met from previous years."

Orit Markowitz, MD, AAD Fellow since 2008
“I encourage all residents to attend the Annual Meeting and take advantage of the educational sessions and the opportunity to meet others – from peers and future colleagues to internationally-recognized experts in dermatology. For many, it is the beginning of a successful career and lifelong relationships that offer personal connections and professional growth.”


Aaron Mangold, MD, AAD Fellow since 2016
“Attending my first AAD Annual Meeting was an eye-opening experience. The quality of the educational programs as well the support to foster residents and early career dermatologists aided my decision to pursue a career in academics.”
Kate Oberlin, MD, Dermatology Resident
“The Resident Access to Education program helps residents who are actively shaping their future career choices and gives us the opportunity to seek further education and mentorship at the lively annual meeting.”
Diane Baker, MD, AAD Fellow since 1975
“There are so many educational opportunities at the AAD Annual Meeting, from large lectures to smaller, more intimate and interactive sessions. As a resident I was amazed and delighted to be in the presence of so many famous dermatologists at the Annual meeting; the experts whose papers and textbooks I was reading. And they were all so gracious and willing to talk with us and answer questions.”
Murad Alam, MD, AAD Fellow since 2003
“The AAD Annual Meeting is a ‘must-attend’ for dermatology residents. There is so much learning that takes place at the Annual Meeting, and it’s not all in the educational sessions. There is much personal and professional growth taking place outside those sessions, by meeting others, hearing their stories and gaining knowledge and insights you never would have been exposed to otherwise.”