The Philippine Dermatological Society
The only Specialty Society in Dermatology recognized by the Philippine Medical Association and the Philippine College of Physicians.
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Mission and Vision


The Philippine Dermatological Society aims to be the recognized and respected leader in dermatology by pursuing excellence in skin health.


The Philippine Dermatological Society is an organization of humane and service-oriented dermatologists observing the highest ethical professional standards and promoting knowledge through information dissemination, training and research.


Produce competent dermatologists sensitive to the needs of the community.

Provide avenues for exchange of ideas that will enhance the science and art of dermatology;

Conduct researches and encourage publications relevant to the practice of dermatology;

Promote public awareness on the prevention of skin diseases through information and education campaigns;

Uphold professional and ethical standards among dermatologists;

Protect members of the Society against unfair practice and competition from unqualified practitioners through legislation and regulations;

Promote local and international recognition of the specialty;

Establish linkages with the other specialties for a more comprehensive health care;

Foster camaraderie among members and colleagues from other countries;

Encourage academic advancement through scholarship and fellowship grants.


Excellence       Professionalism        Integrity        Open-mindedness