The American Society of Dermatopathology

Diagnostic Quality Assurance Online Self-Assessment Volume 42

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QA-DP_logo-Web.jpgThe Diagnostic Quality Assurance (DQA) Exams are concerned with the quality of diagnoses made by the dermatopathologist and are tailored to assess one’s competency to serve as a lab director and/or a diagnostic dermatopathologist, as mandated by CLIA.

In DQA Online Self-Assessment - Volume 42, participants will review 10 cases and choose the multiple choice answer(s) that best represents their diagnosis. Upon submission of the completed exam and evaluation, participants will receive immediate results including the correct case answers with discussion and references. A CME certificate will be available for printing to those who satisfactorily complete this program. Scores are kept confidential.

IMPORTANT! The ASDP exam system will be taken offline on January 31, 2018, to transition to a new, improved platform. All exams will be unavailable during this time. If you start but do not finish and submit the exam, all answers entered will be lost with the transition to the new system and you will have to retake the self-assessment in the new exam system to receive credit for the activity. No exceptions.

Release date: 7/10/17
Closing date: 7/10/20

AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™
3 SAMs
14 MOC SA Question Credits

The estimated time to complete this activity is three hours.

Activity Fees:
 $100 - Members
 $200 - Nonmembers

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply immunohistochemical techniques as they relate to dermatopathology in regards to their advantages and drawbacks.
  • Describe the significance of special stains and immunohistochemistry in complementing H&E findings in dermatopathology.
  • Define the subtleties and caveats of entities commonly encountered in dermatopathology.
  • Recognize uncommon presentations of common entities and common presentations of uncommon entities.

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Access: If you have already registered for the DQA Online Self-Assessment - Volume 42, you can access it here. If you still need to register and set an online account, see below.

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CME Accreditation Information
The American Society of Dermatopathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Dermatopathology designates this enduring material online self-assessment for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants should complete the self-assessment with a score of 60 percent or better in order to claim CME credit.

MOC Information
The ASDP is a provider of Self-Assessments (SAs) for the Maintenance of Certification program of the American Board of Dermatology (ABD). The ASDP DQA Online Self-Assessment Vol. 42 offers up to 14 MOC SA question credits.

The ASDP is a provider of Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) for Part II of the Maintenance of Certification program of the American Board of Pathology (ABP). The ASDP DQA Online Self-Assessment Vol. 42 offers 3 SAMs. Participants must take and pass the self-assessment in order to claim SAMs, and may take the self-assessment as many times as needed to achieve a passing score.

Faculty Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships
In keeping with ACCME standards, the following program faculty and contributors stated that they do not perceive having a conflict of financial interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this continuing education activity.

Claudia I. Vidal, MD, PhD - ASDP Diagnostic Quality Assurance Program Director
Uma N. Sundram, MD
Garth R. Fraga, MD
Nicole Burkemper, MD
Blazej Zbytek, MD, PhD, Ad Hoc

MOC-DP Committee

M. Yadira Hurley, MD, Chair
Michael T. Tetzlaff, MD, PhD, Vice-chair
Laura B. Pincus, MD
Laura Greene, MD
Jennifer S. Ko, MD, PhD
Emily Chu, MD

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