Residents and Fellows

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Dermatology residents train for three years in an ACGME-accredited dermatology residency training program in the United States or in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada dermatology residency training program in Canada, following completion of one year of approved postgraduate training. There are 115 accredited dermatology programs in the United States and 9 programs in Canada. Approximately 450 residents graduate each year. 

Following primary certification by the ABD, a dermatologist can decide to pursue additional specialized training in Dermatopathology, Pediatric Dermatology, or Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology. This involves a year of training in an approved fellowship training program. There are 53 Dermatopathology programs, 31 Pediatric Dermatology programs, and 63 Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology programs in the United States. Fellows who have completed fellowship training in Dermatopathology or Pediatric Dermatology are eligible to take the subspecialty examination in those fields. At this time, there is no subspecialty examination for Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology. 

Dermatology Residents

Basic information about the American Board of Dermatology, as well as Residency and Fellowship training, the In-Training Exam, the Certification Exam as well as our Maintenance of Certification program, is available through the links on the right margin of this page.

For additional information and access to your personal details, you may log in with your assigned username and password using the fields to the right. Within this portal, you can complete the Preliminary Registration form in the first month of your training, complete the required evaluation forms each year during training, and apply to take the certification examination in your final year.

Fellows

Basic information about the American Board of Dermatology, as well as Fellowship training, is available through the links on the right margin of this page.

For additional information and access to your personal details, you may log in with your assigned username and password using the fields to the right. Within this portal, you can access your evaluation form, apply to take the subspecialty certification examination and retrieve examination results. 

Contact Us

American Board of Dermatology
2 Wells Avenue
Newton, Massachusetts 02459
Office Hours: Mon-Fri,
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
(617) 910-6400 (Phone)
abderm@hfhs.org

Our Mission

To serve the public and profession by setting high standards for dermatologists to earn and maintain Board certification.