Skinergy Dermatology | September 2016
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Cooper and Lloyd DO Program Interview

Dr. Kevin Cooper catches up with Dr. Jenifer Lloyd to discuss upcoming changes in the Osteopathic Dermatology Residency Program at University Hospitals in Cleveland.

How the ADA Osteopathic Dermatology Residency Program of the Department of Dermatology of University Hospitals & Case Western Reserve University is adapting to become an Osteopathic track ACGME Dermatology Program; implications for applications and board certification options by ABD and AOCD.

The Osteopathic Dermatology Residency Program has been in existence for over 14 years at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. The program is unique as it integrates allopathic medical MD(s) and osteopathic DO(s) in their residency with Dermatology. The merger with ACGME is creating a new osteopathic track. The new osteopathic track allows the osteopathic residents to pursue the application of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment to patients with skin disease.

These changes will allow the residents in the new education track to take either board. They can now choose between either the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology board or the American Board of Dermatology. The changes also allow the residents to take both boards as well.

The timing of their applications will also be affected by the changes. As of now the Osteopathic students are applying during their internship year but will transition to applying as 4th year medical students.

No matter which board certification they choose, graduated residents will be members of the American Academy of Dermatology

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