WELCOME to the third workshop of the Association of Professors of Dermatology. Such a meeting as this is not new to most of you. During the last two years we have discussed undergraduate education and learned some interesting things about teaching and learning. This year we will consider the problems of continuing education.
You should know that dermatology is one of the first specialties to study the problem of continuing education in this way. Our specialty has played this leadership role before. By that I mean we become aware of problems in medicine and medical education and do something about them. For example, the Archives of Dermatology was one of the first medical journals to join hands with the American Medical Association (AMA) in the 1920's. Our American Board of Dermatology was one of the earliest certifying specialty boards to be founded. The American Academy of Dermatology was founded in
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