Both AOA and ACGME residency training programs are recognized
and funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, while board
certification from American Board of Dermatology and American Osteopathic Board
of Dermatology are recognized as valid and appropriate credentials for
positions on the medical staffs of hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout
the United States.
The AOCD was recognized in 1958 as a Specialty College of the American Osteopathic Association. The AOCD now oversees 32 dermatology residency programs that are currently training 163 residents in dermatology.