American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology

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American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology
Abbreviation AOBD
Formation 1945
Type Professional
Headquarters Kirskville, MO
Coordinates 40°11′49″N 92°34′06″W / 40.1970°N 92.5682°W / 40.1970; -92.5682Coordinates: 40°11′49″N 92°34′06″W / 40.1970°N 92.5682°W / 40.1970; -92.5682
Chairman Stephen Purcell, DO, FAOCD
Vice Chairman Gene Graff, DO, FAOCD
Secretary-Treasurer Lloyd Cleaver, DO, FAOCD
Website aobd-derm.org

The American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology (AOBD) is an organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the skin (dermatologists). The board is one of 18 medical specialty certifying boards of the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),[1][2] and was established in 1945.[3] The AOBD is one of two certifying boards for dermatologists in the United States. The other certifying authority is the American Board of Dermatology, a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties. As of 2011, 396 osteopathic physicians held active certification with the AOBD.[4] In addition to the fellows of the American Board of Dermatology, board certified osteopathic dermatologists are eligible for admission into the American Society for Mohs Surgery.[5]

Board certification[edit]

Initial certification is available to osteopathic dermatologists who have successfully completed an AOA-approved residency in dermatology, two years of practice, successful completion of clinical and written exams.[6][7] Diplomates of the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology requires osteopathic dermatologists to renew their certification every ten years to avoid expiration of their board certified status.[8]

Subspecialties[edit]

The AOBD also oversees examinations for osteopathic dermatologists that seek to subspecialize in the fields of Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatopathology.[8][9][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AOA Specialty Certifying Boards". American Osteopathic Association. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology". Health Workforce Information Center. 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Overview of AOBD". American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Ayres, Ronald E; Scheinthal, S; Gross, C; Bell, E (April 2012). "Changes to Osteopathic Specialty Board Certification". Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 112 (4): 226–231. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Fellow Member". American Society for Mohs Surgery. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Requirements for Certification". American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Certification Exam Summary". American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Medical Boards: Osteopathic". Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Eligibility Requirements for Examination in Dermatopathology". American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Eligibility Requirements for Examination in Mohs Micrographic Surgery". American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 

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