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November 1937

News and Comment

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(5):1087-1088. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480050153027

INCREASED REQUIREMENTS FOR A CERTIFICATE IN DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILOLOGY  A syllabus is being prepared by the American Board of Dermatology and Syphilology, (1) to inform the physician who intends to specialize in that field of the material to be covered in his preparation and the methods by which it can be covered, and (2) to aid the medical schools and the dermatologic departments of medical schools and hospitals by outlining the scope of teaching required for specialization in dermatology and syphilology. The syllabus indicates the minimum requirements only, without restricting a teacher who desires to include additional matter or go into greater detail on a particular subject or subjects.On completion, this syllabus, with its detailed information, will be made available for general distribution.At present applicants for certification by the board are classed in two groups, as follows: Group A, consisting of physicians who have limited their practice mainly

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