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F034 - Boards and Beyond

Friday, March 1; 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Describe the structure, format, and process for the American Board of Dermatology examination from the perspective of ABD administrators as well as dermatologists who recently took the examination.
  • Recognize the challenges of launching a career in dermatology as seen through community practice, academics, and alternative career paths.
  • Describe steps taken by new graduates to begin Maintenance of Certification requirements, involvement with local/national professional societies, and leadership opportunities after residency.


After spending many years in training, residents find themselves with major hurdles to pass as they become successful dermatologists. These include taking the boards, deciding on a career path, starting Maintenance of Certification and becoming active members of the dermatology community. This session will provide information about the structure, format, and process of taking the American Board of Dermatology examination. We will discuss and define the many opportunities available to young dermatologists from academic dermatology to private practice to industry and more unconventional paths. We will also give advice on how to become active participants within the field of dermatology.


  • Horn, Thomas D., MD: American Board of Dermatology – B(S); Squarex – B(S); Type IV Technologies – F(ST);
  • Kamangar, Faranak, MD: Doximity Inc. – C(NC);
  • Kentosh, Joshua B, DO: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Miletta, Nathanial R, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Yag-Howard, Cyndi Jill, MD: Merz Aesthetics – C(H); Sciton Inc. – SP(H);
Friday, March 1
3:30 PM
Dr. Kamangar / Introduction
3:35 PM
Dr. Horn / The Board Exam - Breakdown And Logistics
4:00 PM
Dr. Horn / Q&A
4:05 PM
Dr. Yag-Howard / Staying Involved After Residency: Leadership, Volunteerism, and Continuing Self-Education
4:30 PM
Dr. Yag-Howard / Q & A
4:35 PM
Dr. Kentosh / Dermatology Career Options - Academic and Community Practice
4:50 PM
Dr. Kentosh / Q&A
4:55 PM
Dr. Kamangar / Tips For Organizing And Studying For The Boards
5:20 PM
Dr. Kamangar / Q&A
5:25 PM
Dr. Kamangar / Conclusion
Event Details
  • Date
    Friday, March 1
  • Time
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location
    Room 203B
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Nathanial R Miletta, MD, FAAD
  • Faranak Kamangar, MD, FAAD
  • Cyndi Jill Yag-Howard, MD, FAAD
  • Joshua B Kentosh, DO, FAAD
  • Thomas D. Horn, MD, FAAD