Medical University of Graz, Secretary of the Examination:


ICDP - UEMS International Board Certification in Dermatopathology


Please note that this site is meant only to provide one representative example of questions for each of the 3 parts of the examination. It is not meant to represent a preparation for the examination! We strongly encourage you to participate in Meetings devoted specifically to Dermatopathology. A short list of Congresses, Seminars and Courses is provided in Courses.
All questions will be scored as 1 point (correct answer) or 0 point (wrong or no answer). There are no negative points. There are no"key" questions or "knock out" questions.
What follows are examples of questions for the three parts of the examination (Provide the best diagnosis; only one answer is correct !)

First Session - Written examination:

Example: Neutrophils within a cornified layer are a clue to:

  1. Atopic dermatitis
  2. Lamellar ichthyosis
  3. Pityriasis lichenoides
  4. Dermatitis herpetiformis

Second Session - Projection of pictures:

Example: The dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans shown is expressing:

  1. Factor XIII
  2. CD 34
  3. CD 68
  4. S-100 protein


Third Session (Microscopes will be provided):

Example: 44-year-old woman. Scaly erythematous macules and papules on the trunk.

  1. Pityriasis rosea
  2. Secondary syphilis
  3. Allergic contact dermatitis
  4. Drug reaction


A report on the examination can be found in:
Report Examination 2008 form PDF Download: ReportExamination2008.pdf
A detailed evaluation of the examination with statistical analyses and other important informations can be found in:
Evaluation of ICDP-UEMS Examination PDF Download: Evaluation of DP Exams.pdf

Secretary of the Examination

Lorenzo Cerroni, MD
Department of Dermatology
Medical University of Graz
Auenbruggerplatz 8
A-8036 Graz, AUSTRIA


Application Contact

Prof. Dieter Metze, MD
University Hospital
Department of Dermatology
Von-Esmarch-Strasse 58
D‐48149 Münster, GERMANY
Fax +49 251 835 8973