APPLICATION INSTRUCTION SHEET
DERMATOPATHOLOGY CERTIFICATE OF ADDED QUALIFICATION
The American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology (AOBD)/American Osteopathic Board of Pathology(AOBP)/American Osteopathic Association (AOA) will issue a certificate of added qualification in Dermatopathology upon satisfactory application for, and completion of, a comprehensive examination. The recertification examination will be administered at an annual meeting of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD).
Application cover sheet, fee, and related documentation must be received by Richard L. Mansfield, Administrative Assistant, P.O. Box 493, Kirksville, MO 63501 no later than August 1 of the year of the exam.
Documentation to be submitted to the AOBD shall include:
____ 1. Completed application form
____ 2. Copy of AOBD or AOBP Board Certificate
____ 3. Copy of AOBD/AOBP Certificate of Added Qualification in Dermatopathology
____ 4. Copy of current State Medical License
____ 5. Copy of current CLIA Laboratory Certificate
____ 6. If the applicant’s practice is restricted to pathology/dermatopathology, the laboratory must be accredited by the AOA Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), College of American Pathologists, JCAHO or equivalent accrediting agency
____ 7. Letter of good standing from the AOA
____ 8. Letter describing nature of Dermatopathology training
____ 9. Provide evidence of having performed at least 500 dermatopathology cases in a 12 month period prior to submission of application
____ 10. Provide proof of attendance/completion of a minimum of fifty (50) hours of accredited CME in dermatology or pathology in the 3 years prior to recertification. Ten (10) of those hours must have been in dermatopathology.
____ 11. Submit 20 glass slides with reports for the Clinical Assessment Program (CAP). Slides will be reviewed for accuracy and conformity with standard of care
____ 12. Signed applicant statement
____ 13. $1,800.00 non-refundable fee, made payable to the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology
All licenses, memberships and certificates MUST be valid as of the date of the test.
The above checklist outlines the documents that must be submitted with your application in order to complete your application process.
A proctored examination will be administered. The examination will consist of three equally weighted parts: written knowledge, dermatopathology slides (either glass slides or digital images of glass slides) and dermatology clinical images.
Syllabus for the examination is the book Pathology of the Skin, 2011 by McKee, Calonie and Granter.
The syllabus will assist you in focusing your study efforts but does not guarantee that all examination questions will be taken from this reference.
Send all materials to:
Richard L. Mansfield, Administrative Assistant
American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology
1803 South Cottage Grove Place
P.O. Box 493
Kirksville, MO 63501
Fax: (660) 956-4273