Mission, Vision, Strategic Plan

The American Board of Dermatology (ABD) certifies that dermatologists meets high standards – set by their peers -- of knowledge, experience, and lifelong learning that are essential for providing all patients with excellent care for skin, hair, and nails.

To serve the public and distinguish the profession by certifying that diplomates have the knowledge and skills to provide high-quality, safe, and effective dermatologic care.

Advance excellence in dermatologic care and improve outcomes for all patients.

1. Cultivate and strengthen our partnership with diplomates and trainees.
2. Support diplomates’ ability to compassionately and effectively evaluate and manage patients of all backgrounds.
3. Distinguish the value of ABD Certification.
4. Enhance governance processes and effectiveness.

Details of the ABD’s strategic planning process and tactics for meeting each of the goals is available here.