Since 2006, after completing a cognitive certifying or recertifying examination, dermatologists are automatically enrolled into Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and can access a personalized electronic table (at www.abderm.org) that presents the requirements over the 10-year cycle. On this web site, diplomates can also pay the annual fee and attest to completion of the various components. Clicking on hyperlinks in the table launches explanations of the requirements. A hyperlink below the table takes the reader to the various resources approved for completion of the MOC requirements. There is a login tab in the upper left corner with a login help feature below. Clicking on the MOC tab will bring up the table. The timeline is specific to the individual.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Key words : American Board of Dermatology, American Board of Medical Specialties, dermatology, maintenance of certification, maintenance of licensure
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| Dr Stratman is the principal author of the patient safety module currently used in Maintenance of Certification, participates in program development for the Skin Disease Education Foundation Maintenance of Certification self-assessment program, and is a Director of the American Board of Dermatology. Dr Horn is the Executive Director of the American Board of Dermatology (a salaried position) and an officer with patent holdings in Type IV Technologies (Little Rock, AR), a company centered on immunotherapy for warts.