Volume 12 - Issue 4 - April 2004

I n 2003, the attention of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) leadership to academic dermatology was a positive step forward. The efforts made by the leadership to keep dermatologists in academic settings or bring them back from private practice are really appreciated. The concern of the leadership of the AAD, and most of dermatologists with interest in teaching, is the quality of teaching provided to residents and medical students before they face the real professional world. The aim is to increase the strength of the training in all residency programs. Also, the recent approval o