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September 2006

The 10 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Dermatology Maintenance of Certification

Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(9):1229-1230. doi:10.1001/archderm.142.9.1229

The Dermatology Maintenance of Certification (DMOC) program has been adopted by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) in concert with similar programs that have been developed by all member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The development of the DMOC program has prompted many questions from board-certified dermatologists who would like more information about the potential impact of the program on their practice, the value of the program, and the motives of those who created the program. Having served as a director of the ABD since 2002, I am convinced that the DMOC program is in the best interest of our patients as well as current and future dermatologists. My answers to the 10 most commonly asked questions are presented below.

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