Section: Internal Medicine / Dermatology Policies
Internal Medicine / Dermatology Policy Overview
The American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Dermatology offer dual certification in internal medicine and dermatology. A combined residency includes a total of five years of coherent training integral to residencies in the two disciplines. The participating residencies should be in the same academic health center.
Both Boards encourage residents to extend their training for an additional sixth year in investigative, administrative or academic pursuits in order to prepare graduates of combined training in dermatology and internal medicine programs for careers in research, teaching or departmental administration.
To meet the eligibility requirements for the certification processes in internal medicine and dermatology, the resident must satisfactorily complete 60 months of combined training as verified by the director and associate director or the co-directors of these combined training programs.