Pediatric Dermatology Certificate of Added Qualification

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATE OF ADDED QUALIFICATION IN PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY

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The following are requirements that must be met in order to be eligible for examination in Pediatric Dermatology by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology (AOBD). Please read this information carefully and complete the required application for examination along with submission of the required documents as specified below and on the application checklist. Candidates who successfully complete the examination process will then be eligible to receive a Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Dermatology from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)/ American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology(AOBD).

The following requirements must be satisfied to be a candidate for examination in Pediatric Dermatology by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology (AOBD) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). All candidates must submit the completed application, all required documentation, and application fee no later than June 1st prior to the scheduled date of the examination. Click here to register for application process. Once registered, all required materials are listed in and should be submitted to http://aobd.instructure.com using the login and email provided to you.

  1. Must have graduated from an AOA – accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine. A copy of the applicant’s medical school diploma must be submitted with her/his application.
  2. Must have satisfactorily completed an AOA- accredited internship or Postgraduate Year-One (PGY-1). A copy of the applicant’s PGY-1 diploma must be submitted with her/his application.
  3. Must have a currently valid unrestricted license to practice osteopathic medicine in the state where the candidate intends to practice.
  4. Must have completed an AOA/AOCD/OPTI – accredited Residency training in Dermatology. A copy of the candidate’s dermatology residency diploma must be submitted with her/his application.
  5. Must be certified in Dermatology by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology (AOBD). A copy of the candidate’s primary certification certificate must be included with her/his application.
  6. Must have completed at least one year of an accredited Fellowship Training in Pediatric Dermatology. A copy of the candidate’s fellowship training certificate must be submitted with her/his application. A letter of recommendation from the candidate’s program director is required.In the initial phase of this certification, qualified osteopathic dermatologists who have special expertise, interest, and experience including inpatient and outpatient care and consults in Pediatric Dermatology for at least five years of clinical practice, whereas Pediatric Dermatology comprises a significant focus will be considered for examination. Osteopathic dermatologists intending to pursue certification using this pathway will be considered and approved on a case-by-case basis. This pathway will be open only five years, commencing with the year of the initial certifying examination (2014).For this initial alternate pathway, special expertise in Pediatric Dermatology may be documented by one of the following:
    1. At least six months of Pediatric Dermatology Postgraduate Training under the supervision of a recognized Pediatric Dermatologist involving inpatient and outpatient care. Documentation such as a candidate’s certificate of Pediatric Dermatology Postgraduate Training or verification from the Pediatric Dermatologist supervising candidate’s training must be submitted with the application.or
    2. Significant pediatric dermatology practice as evidenced by Pediatric Dermatology Practice Case Logs (submitted on AOCD Pediatric Dermatology Case Log Form) demonstrating sufficient inpatient, outpatient care, and consults by the candidate for the preceding three years (minimum of 250 cases, 50 of which are procedural pediatric dermatology cases). In addition, Continuing Medical Education (CME) of at least thirty hours in Pediatric Dermatology should be acquired during the previous three years of application. Copies of the candidate’s Pediatric Dermatology Practice Case Logs and CME Forms must be submitted with the application.
  7. Ten written case management presentations (submitted on AOCD Pediatric Dermatology Case Management Presentation Form). They should include the patient presentation including clinical photograph(s), diagnosis, work up and therapeutic management.
  8. Must be a member in good standing of the American Osteopathic Association for a continuous period of two years immediately prior to the date of certification. The candidate must submit proof of AOA membership.
  9. Must be a member in good standing of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology at least one year immediately prior to date of certification. The candidate must submit proof of AOCD membership.
  10. Application Fee in the amount of $1,800.00 U.S. dollars.

Pediatric Dermatology Certification Exam Outline: Two Part Exam – written and simulated cases.

Part I. Written examination – Questions for this examination will be derived from but are not limited to the following subjects:

  1. Newborn
    1. Newborn skin physiology
    2. Transient newborn dermatoses
    3. Congenital skin anomalies
    4. Congenital skin lesions
    5. Cutaneous lesions associated with prenatal and natal exposures
  2. Atopic dermatitis
    1. Epidemiology
    2. Clinical features
    3. Associated disorders
    4. Treatment
  3. Other dermatitis
    1. Seborrheic dermatitis
    2. Perioral dermatitis
    3. Lichen planus
    4. Psoriasis
    5. Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris
    6. Allergic contact dermatitis
    7. Other papulosquamous disorder
  4. Cutaneous infections
    1. Viral –
      1. HSV
      2. Molluscum
      3. Varicella
      4. Human papilloma virus
      5. Viral exanthems
      6. Bacterial
        1. Primary bacterial cutaneous infections
          1. Staph and strep infections
          2. Toxin-mediated reactions
          3. Pseudomonas
    2. Secondary bacterial infections
    3. Fungal
      1. Candida
      2. Dermatophyte
      3. Deep fungal
    4. Rickettsial /Lyme disease/Bartonella
    5. Mycobacterial
    6. Cutaneous infections and cutaneous lesions in the immunosuppressed patients
    7. Infestations
  5. Cutaneous signs of Malnutrition
  6. Urticaria/ Erythemas/Hypersensitivity Syndromes
    1. Urticaria
    2. Serum sickness-like reaction
    3. Erythema multiforme
    4. Steven Johnson and TEN
  7. Lymphoproliferative Disorders
    1. Pityriasis Lichenoides
    2. Lymphomatoid papulosis
    3. Cutaneous T cell lymphoma
  8. Immunobullous disorders
  9. Vascular and Lymphatic Anomalies
  10. Vascular tumors
  11. Adnexal disorders and growths
  12. Disorders of pigmentation
    1. Vitiligo
    2. Congenital pigment anomalies
  13. Hair disorders
    1. Hair shaft defects
    2. Alopecia areata
  14. Nail disorders
    1. Congenital
    2. Acquired
  15. Melanocytic Nevi
  16. Genetic disorders
    1. Primary skin disease
    2. Skin associated with genetic disorders
  17. Disorders of Fat
  18. Histiocytoses
  19. Signs of Physical and Sexual Abuse
  20. Pediatric Dermatology surgery
  21. Vasculitis and collagen vascular disorders
  22. Acne
    1. epidemiology
    2. clinical presentation
    3. treatment
  23. Photosensitivity syndromes
  24. Drug Eruptions
  25. Endocrine disorders of skin
  26. Inborn errors of metabolism
  27. Cutaneous manifestations of Psychiatric disorders
  28. Skin signs of systemic disease

Part II: CASE PRESENTATIONS:

10 case scenarios with digital photographs to evaluate history intake, physical exam, differential diagnosis and expected laboratory/radiological work up and treatment.