ASDS Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Accreditation Program
Each program is responsible for managing its process for selecting Fellows. ASDS has provided the above sample application which can be used by Fellowship Program. However, ASDS has no involvement in this process. Fellows interested in knowing the status of an application they submit to a Program should speak directly to the Program Director.
The purpose of the program is to confirm and recognize the Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Programs that meet high quality standards and promote practices that provide Fellows with the proper training and expertise to perform cosmetic dermatologic surgery procedures.
Fellowship Training Programs
All Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Programs accredited by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery will be one year in duration and begin either on July 1, August 1 or September 1 of each calendar year. The principal objective of such programs is to:
Educate dermatologists in advanced cosmetic dermatologic surgery procedures.Initiate the process of academic development in those individuals who aspire to careers in the university hospital environment.Inspire the skills and enthusiasm required to maintain a lifelong commitment to continuing education in the field of cosmetic dermatologic surgery.
The emphasis of the Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Curriculum is the acquisition of knowledge and skills based upon specific categories. With only one Fellow per two faculty members, there is ample opportunity for hands-on experience, as well as intimate faculty exposure and one-on-one learning.
Key Components of Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship
One calendar year of training in the office/facility of the Fellowship Director where the majority of time is spent training.The Fellows must participate in 300 cosmetic dermatologic surgery cases and observe 1000 cases under the direct supervision of the Fellowship Director or Associate Fellowship Director in at least five of the eight categories of procedures identified in the Procedures Table.The Fellow must receive didactic and clinical instruction in all areas of the curriculum.Exposure to experiences designed to augment their training: writing and reviewing clinical manuscripts, attending local and national conferences, presenting at clinical conferences and teaching residents.
Congratulations to the following fellowship programs for receiving full accreditation:
Goldman Butterwick Fitzpatrick Groff & Fabi, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation Dermatology
Massachusetts General Hospital Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center
Maryland Laser, Skin, and Vein Institute
You can find the detailed information for all the programs in the DermSurg Fellowship Finder.