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Who We Are

The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) is a 501c6 non-profit professional organization composed of members who provide dermatologic care or have an interest in the medical specialty of dermatology. Its Fellow members are PAs who provide medical services with the collaboration of a board certified dermatologist. Founded in 1994, the SDPA currently has around 4,000 members.

The Mission of the SDPA is:


Advancing the care of patients through the education and empowerment of Dermatology PAs.

The Objectives of the SDPA Are To:

  1. Empower - Form a leadership structure that provides for communications, collegial
    relationships, and member advocacy.

  2. Educate - Provide continuing medical education that enhances the skills, knowledge, and roles of PAs in the practice of dermatology.

  3. Advance - Advance the utilization of PAs in the team practice of medicine with dermatologists.

Foundational Documents

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
SDPA Bylaws - June 2019 PDF (322.14 KB)  more ] Administration 7/30/2019
Code of Ethics PDF (840.2 KB) Administration 11/24/2015
Strategic Plan 2018-2021 PDF (166.82 KB) Administration 10/4/2018

SDPA Digital 2020
October 29 – November 1, 2020
A virtual educational offering
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SDPA Annual Summer Dermatology Conference
June 10 - June 13, 2021
Chicago, IL

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