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Skin Care and Dermatology

Earn CME credits while gaining a better understanding of skin conditions, diseases and disorders, as well as timely topics in dermatology, so you can be better equipped to help patients care for their skin.

CME 46.25 Credits

From acne to eczema to psoriasis, skin conditions are very common and impact patients’ health and quality of life. Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer and a major cause of morbidity. Fortunately, most common skin cancers—basal and squamous cell carcinomas and melanoma—can be cured with minimal treatment if caught early.  

Better detection of skin diseases is a positive development but one that puts more demand on specialists. Because dermatologists often collaborate with other physicians throughout the health care system to care for patients with skin disease, all medical professionals should stay up to date on this topic. The Skin Care and Dermatology course is designed to help you familiarize yourself with dermatology basics, skin cancer screening guidelines, and how to diagnose and treat other skin conditions so that you’re better equipped to talk to patients about their skin-related concerns and refer them to a specialist if needed. Find modules from trusted education providers such as JAMA Dermatology, JAMA Oncology and the American Academy of Dermatology.

This self-paced course covers a range of topics on caring for patients’ skin—from dermatology basics to identifying and treating specific conditions—and activity formats vary. You'll find articles, audio modules and diagnostic challenges in the following categories: 

  1. Skin Care Basics: By Age and Skin Type – Explore age-specific cases and how to effectively diagnose and treat skin of color. 
  2. Skin Cancer Screening and Treatment – Discover USPSTF guidelines and recommended methods for early detection. 
  3. Skin Infections and Dermatitis – Deepen your knowledge of atopic dermatitis and other conditions. 
  4. Lifestyle Factors: Sun Exposure, Nutrition and Sleep – Examine the impact of sunscreen application, nutritional supplements and more.
  5. Dermatology Clinical Challenges – Test your skills in diagnosing and treating unusual presentations of skin cancer, atopic dermatitis and more.

Who is This CME For?

This CME course is designed for physicians, health care professionals, medical students, residents in training and anyone who would benefit from learning more about the screening, diagnosis and treatment of common skin conditions.  

For more than 170 years, the AMA has played a key role in the development of best practices to tackle emerging health care challenges in the United States. This online course features the latest information from trusted sources. Interested in accreditation details? Find accreditation information for each activity of the Skin Care and Dermatology CME course at the bottom of the corresponding quiz pages. CME requirements vary by state. Visit our CME by State section to learn more about specific requirements.


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