Dermatology Board Exam Prep

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Conquer your American Dermatology Board exam prep with this expert-curated and vetted collection of 8,000+ smart, adaptive flashcards! With all 23 of the subject areas tested in the final Dermatology Board Certification exam covered—including medical dermatology, surgical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and dermatopathology—we’ve done all the hard work for you. All you need to do is hit the big, blue study button.

These dermatology flashcards cover the highest-yield concepts in the latest, official ADB test plan, Alikhan's Review of Dermatology, Bolognia's Dermatology 4th edition, and Elston's Dermatopathology, so no matter which study resource or exam prep provider you’re using, Brainscape’s got you covered!

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The span of these dermatology flashcards and their inclusivity is a major advantage that separates them from all other Dermatology Board exam prep providers and resources.

How much does memorization matter for Dermatology Board exam prep?

In short, memorization is crucial for Dermatology Board exam prep! The Dermatology Board exams (ABD BASIC, CORE, and Licensing exam) are built on a vast foundation of knowledge; knowledge you need to know very well if you want to pass.

Grounded in proven cognitive science, Brainscape’s dermatology flashcards are engineered to help you learn and retain those thousands of facts as fast and efficiently as humanly possible. These flashcards cover the content tested in the latest, official ADB test plan, Alikhan's Review of Dermatology, Bolognia's Dermatology 4th edition, and Elston's Dermatopathology.

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  • 8,000+ Dermatology flashcards with in-depth coverage of every major topic area. Focus on the top Dermatology Board exam prep textbooks and materials.
  • A special focus on high-yield topics such as genodermatoses, rheumatology dermatology, vasculitis, and more.
  • Coverage of all ABD Basic, CORE, and Licensing exam topics.
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DERM (01) Cutaneous Basic Science

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Cutaneous Immunology
139  cards
Skin development
54  cards
Anatomy and Physiology of the skin
126  cards
Wound Healing
18  cards
DERM (02) Eczematous Disease

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Atopic Dermatitis
65  cards
Other Eczematous Disease
82  cards
Allergic contact dermatitis
116  cards
Irritant contact dermatitis
38  cards
Dermatoses due to plants
56  cards
Occupational Dermatoses
37  cards
DERM (03) Papulosquamous Disease

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Psoriasis
131  cards
Other papulosquamous dz
55  cards
Erythroderma
28  cards
Lichen planus and lichenoid dermatosis
87  cards
DERM (04) Dermal Connective Tissues

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Perforating Disorders
25  cards
Atrophies of Connective Tissue
32  cards
Dermal Hypertrophies
29  cards
Inherited Connective Tissue Disorders
104  cards
DERM (05) Diseases of Cutaneous Adnexa

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Structure/function of eccrine, apocrine and sebaceous glands
20  cards
Acne
58  cards
Rosacea
45  cards
Diseases of Eccrine, apocrine and other skin glands
52  cards
Folliculitis and other follicular disorders
90  cards
DERM (06) Disorders Due to Physical Agents

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

UV light
70  cards
Photodisorders
60  cards
DERM (07) Disorders of Langerhans Cells and Macrophages

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Histiocyotses
79  cards
Xanthomas
17  cards
Non-infectious granulomas
81  cards
Foreign body reactions
46  cards
DERM (08) Disorders of Subcutaneous Fat

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Panniculitis
44  cards
Lipodystrophies
19  cards
DERM (10) Hair, Nails, and Mucous Membranes

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Biology of Hair and Nails
76  cards
Alopecias
79  cards
Hypertrichosis and Hirusitism
62  cards
Nail disorders
70  cards
Oral Disease
46  cards
Anogenital (non-venerial) disease
48  cards
DERM (11) Infections, Infestations, and Bites

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Bacterial disease
279  cards
Mycobacterial disease
81  cards
Fungal disease
212  cards
Cutaneous manifestations of HIV
44  cards
Human Papillomaviruses
65  cards
Human Herpesviruses
104  cards
Other viral diseases
110  cards
Sexually transmitted infections
41  cards
Rickettsial diseases
51  cards
Card Templates
This deck shows cards in a variety of our agreed-upon formats
7  cards
Protozoa and Worms
78  cards
Infestations
26  cards
Bites and Stings
54  cards
DERM (12) Medical Therapy

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Sunscreen and photoprotection
16  cards
Retinoids
56  cards
Glucocorticoids
54  cards
Antimicrobials
205  cards
Systemic Immunomodulators
127  cards
Other Topical Medications
17  cards
Other Systemic Medications
58  cards
DERM (13) Metabolic and Systemic Disease

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Amyloidosis
26  cards
Nutritional Deficiencies
45  cards
Mucinosis
56  cards
Graft Versus Host Disease
36  cards
Depositional disorders and Calcification Disorders
43  cards
Porphyrias
53  cards
Dermatologic manifestations in patients w/ systemic disease
256  cards
DERM (14) Neurodermatology

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Pathophysiology of Pruritus
37  cards
Pruritus and dysesthesia
86  cards
Psychocutaneous disorders
30  cards
DERM (15) Physical Treatment Modalities

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

UV therapy
37  cards
Lasers
126  cards
Cryosurgery
15  cards
Electrosurgery
19  cards
DERM (16) Pigmentary Disorders

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Vitilgo and other disorders of hypopigemntations
38  cards
Disorders of Hyperpigmentation
21  cards
DERM (17) Rheumatologic Dermatology

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Lupus Erythematosus
163  cards
Dermatomyositis
69  cards
Autoantibodies encountered in patients with autoimmune connective tissue diseases
75  cards
Scleroderma/morphea/lichen sclerosus
80  cards
Other rheum diseases and auto inflammatory disease
161  cards
DERM (19) Urticaria, Erythema, and Purpura

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

EM, SJS, TEN
55  cards
Drug Reactions
171  cards
Figurate Erythema
31  cards
Urticaria and angioedema
51  cards
Dermatoses of Pregnancy
37  cards
Neutrophilic dermatoses
37  cards
Eosinophilic Dermatoses
28  cards
DERM (20) Vascular Disorders

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Ulcers
45  cards
Other vascular disorders
38  cards
Vasculitis
154  cards
DERM (21) Vesiculobullous Disease

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 8,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Biology of the basement membrane zone
23  cards
Pemphigus
54  cards
Pemphigoid Group
61  cards
Dermatitis Herpetiformis
37  cards
LABD
23  cards
Epidermolysis Bullosa
66  cards
Vesiculopustular and erosive disorders in newborns and infants
63  cards
DERM (22) Cosmetic Surgery

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 11,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Chemical and mechanical skin resurfacing
48  cards
Phlebology and treatment of leg veins
37  cards
Body contouring: liposuction and non-invasive modalities
12  cards
Hair restoration
20  cards
Injectable soft tissue augmentation
30  cards
Botulinum toxin
48  cards
DERM (23) Surgery

The MOST comprehensive online & mobile American Board of Dermatology's Board exam prep, with over 11,000 flashcards.  This prep class will allow you to organize your learning with questions from the leading coursework, combined with effective spaced repetition to help you master this vast material. 

Sutures
49  cards
Local anesthetics and perioperative pain control
58  cards
Antispetics
19  cards
Excisions
38  cards
Mohs Surgery
15  cards
Flaps
43  cards
Grafts
44  cards
Anatomy
41  cards
Nail surgery
19  cards
Dressings
6  cards
Surgical complications and optimizing outcomes
46  cards
Scar improvement
24  cards

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