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ASDS Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Accreditation Program


ASDS Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Accreditation Program

Cosmetic Accreditation

ASDS accreditation confirms and recognizes cosmetic dermatologic surgery fellowship programs that meet high-quality standards. The accreditation program also promotes practices that provide Fellows with the proper training and expertise to perform cosmetic dermatologic surgery procedures. 

The principal objectives of ASDS-accredited Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship programs are 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 Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Accreditation curriculum emphasizes 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 ASDS-accredited Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowships include:
One calendar year of training in the office/facility of the Fellowship Director where the majority of time is spent training.The Fellow must participate in 300 cosmetic dermatologic surgery cases and observe 1,000 cases under the direct supervision of the Fellowship Director or Associate Fellowship Director in at least five of the eight categories identified in the Procedure Table.The Fellow must receive didactic and clinical instruction in all areas of the curriculum.The Fellow must be exposed to experiences designed to augment training: writing and reviewing clinical manuscripts, attending local and national conferences, presenting at clinical conferences and teaching residents. 

Questions? Contact Hana Herron, ASDS Education Programs Manager, or call 847-956-9139.

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