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Video Tutorial

To view a video tutorial that provides a tour of the Patient and Peer Communication survey program web portal, please click here.

Welcome to the DSS Research Patient and Peer Communication Survey website for AAD members!

Thank you for your interest in the Patient and Peer Communication Survey program. Unfortunately, DSS Research will not be accepting any new survey registrations at this time.

If you have already registered for a survey but have not uploaded your patient and/or peer lists to DSS, please do so no later than January 31, 2013.

If you need help preparing your list or are unable to submit them by the dates noted above, please contact Sarah Bergkuist Project Manager, DSS Research at (877) 215-9993 or

If you are interested in alternative resources to help meet Component 2 of MOC, please visit the American Board of Dermatology at www.abderm.org

The Patient Communication and Peer Communication Surveys have been approved by the American Board of Dermatology as fulfilling the Patient and Peer Communication Survey requirement that is part of Maintenance of Certification-Dermatology (MOC-D) Component 4.

A Pediatric Patient Communication Survey is coming soon.

Please use the links below to learn about the survey process.


Additional Information

If you would like additional information about the survey process, please call 1-877-215-4079 or email dermatology_survey@dssresearch.com to speak to a service representative.

You can also access more information about the Patient and Peer Communication Survey Program on the American Academy of Dermatology’s website at: www.aad.org or by calling them at 866-503-SKIN (7546) or emailing MRC@aad.org.

If you are already registered for the survey and have questions, please call 1-877-215-9993 to speak to your Project Manager.