The AOCD was recognized in 1958 as a Specialty College of the American Osteopathic Association. Just as the osteopathic profession has grown over the past 100 years, the AOCD has also grown. Our college now has 469 Fellows.
The college participates in the accreditation of 32 residency programs that train more than 150 residents annually. When their training is finished and they become certified, they can apply for the Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.
The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology has grown tremendously over the last five decades to become a strong and influential specialty college. Our presence is well established in academic and clinical settings throughout the United States, as well as in the many political arenas. American Osteopathic College of Dermatology is dedicated to promoting the practice of osteopathic dermatology on a national level.