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American Academy of Dermatology



The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) is the largest organization of dermatologists in the world. It was founded in 1938 and represents 15,000 dermatologists in the United States and Canada. The Academy grants Fellowships and Associate Memberships, as well as Fellowships for Nonresidents of the USA or Canada.[1] Since 1979, the AAD also publishes a monthly medical journal, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.[2]

Additional recommended knowledge

To become a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD), a physician must be a resident of the United States of America or Canada and certifed by the American Board of Dermatology or in dermatology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.[3]<

To become an Associate Member, a physician must have three years of experience in practice or as a teacher or graduate student of dermatology and must have had training that qualifies for examination by the American Board of Dermatology or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.[3]

As part of its efforts to reduce incidence of skin cancer, most forms of which are associated with excess sunlight exposure, the AAD has started certifying products with its "seal of recognition". Several products in the Aveeno range (Johnson & Johnson) were the first to receive this seal in 2007.[4]

References

  1. ^ American Academy of Dermatology. About The AAD. Retrieved on 2007-12-25.
  2. ^ Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Retrieved on 2007-12-25.
  3. ^ a b American Academy of Dermatology. Fellow / Associate Membership Application Information. Retrieved on 2007-12-25.
  4. ^ AAD SEAL OF RECOGNITION. Retrieved on 2007-12-25.
 
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