Distance Learning Initiative
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- DL 101 Pediatric Dermatology – 10 CME Credits
- DL 102 Connective Tissue Disorders – 10 CME Credits
- DL 103 Cutaneous Manifestations – 4.75 CME Credits
- DL 104 Vesiculobullous Disorders – 7 CME Credits
- DL 105 Hair Disorders – 4.75 ME Credits
- DL 106 Nail Disorders – 1.5 CME Credits
- DL 107 Pigmented Lesions – 14CME Credits
- DL 108 Disorders of Pigmentation – 2 CME Credits
- DL 109 Dermatologic Pharmacology – 9 CME Credits
- DL 110 Eczematous Disorders – 7 CME Credits
Modules 101-110 are currently available only to FELLOW members of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA). The requirements also include being a PA with at least one year of dermatology experience working for a board certified/board eligible dermatologist. If you are not currently a fellow member of the SDPA, please do not enroll in modules 101-110 as you will not be able to proceed. We apologize for the inconvenience.
New Modules listed below are available to ALL members.
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- DL 001 Skin Cancer- 3 CME Credits
- DL 002 Papulosquamous Disorders- 2.75 CME Credits
- DL 003 Fungal Infections- 2.25 CME Credits
- DL 004 Acneiform Eruptions- 1.5 CME Credits
- DL 005 Viral Conditions- 2.5 CME Credits
Click here for STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS for the Distance Learning Intiative modules.
All members that are currently enrolled in the DLI that DID NOT meet the June 30, 2012 deadline, can still re-gain their Diplomate title by completing all unfinished modules. Once all modules have been completed you will then regain your Diplomate title!
What Are The Benefits?
The SDPA is the only specialty organization that has developed a program that awards Diplomate status to experienced dermatology PAs. Becoming a SDPA Diplomate indicates that you have achieved the highest honor available as a Dermatology PA. The SDPA is working diligently to recognize and reward experienced dermatology PAs. This distinguished title will soon be recognized by the entire medical community, including the AAD. The goal is that Diplomate status will eventually result in certain benefits and recognition at the AAD annual meetings and amongst our physicians colleagues. Once you obtain Diplomate status, you will receive a certificate authorizing this title from the SDPA. Diplomates will have unique name tags at all SDPA conferences and will also have access to private networking functions at the meetings. This unique accomplishment is the first of its kind and will be an example for other specialty organizations to follow. This 82 hour online course utilizes the latest distance learning technology (DLI) and is available 24/7. It is currently the only non profit educational program available for dermatology PAs and is approved for 82 hours of CME from the AAPA.
The Dermatology Distance Learning Initiative (DLI 101-110) are sponsored by CORIA Laboratories, Ltd., and the new 5 modules (001-005) are sponsored by Medicis.The project consists of 15 case-based modules with dermatopathology correlations that are consistent across all modules. The educational content has been approved for a total of 82 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) Category I credit.
Eligibility to enroll in the initial first 10 modules includes current SDPA fellow member status and continuous employment with a BC/BE dermatologist for one year prior to applying. The 5 new modules 001-005 are available to ALL Members.
Members interested in obtaining their Diplomate status, will need to complete the first 10 modules DL 101-110 prior to the new 5 modules 001-005.
The Board of Directors shall award an additional designation, Diplomate, to those fellow members who are enrolled in or have successfully completed the program. After the 3rd anniversary of the institution of the program, this award will be conferred only upon those fellow members who have completed the program to the satisfaction of the institution. This designation is available only to fellow members of the SDPA. Members who have the current award may refer to themselves as “Diplomate, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.” This award will be for one year only and will be reviewed and reaffirmed annually by the SDPA Board of Directors, for those members who continue to hold fellow membership status.
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