*Second-year residents may apply as long as the preceptorship occurs during their third year of residency.
Provide a venue for 3rd-year residents to expand their skills and knowledge in a particular technique or surgical procedure.
Enhance and complement the surgical skills of 3rd-year residents in various surgical procedures, especially those not predominantly emphasized in residency or fellowship programs.
Provide ASDS members, who serve as preceptors, the opportunity to raise the level of dermatologic surgery through mentoring.
ASDS preceptorships typically provide the experience of an observership. The availability of hands-on experience depends upon local practice or institutional requirements for licensure and insurance coverage. Applicants are encouraged to seek information defining the nature of each preceptor’s training program.
The ASDS Resident Preceptorship Program provides a mentoring learning environment to perfect skills in those areas of the specialty where innovation has outpaced traditional training programs. The ASDS Preceptorship program is not intended to cover expenses for fellowship interviews.
The program is open to all ASDS third-year residents (or second year residents provided the preceptorship occurs during their third year of residency).
Complete the official application and submit it to ASDS for approval prior to your visit. A complete application requires the following:
Applications will be accepted based on the merit of:
The duration of each preceptorship will depend on the goal of the applicant and available funding. Each preceptorship must run for a minimum of one week, which is also the average typical length.
A minimum of $100 in expenses must be requested. The funds provided to each preceptee will be determined based on their estimated expenses and funding secured by commercial support. Please note you may not receive total reimbursement for your expenses. A maximum of $500 per preceptee will be awarded.
All applicants will be notified via email if their application has been approved.
We strongly discourage scheduling a preceptorship prior to being notified if your application has been accepted. Although ASDS makes every effort to fund as many applications as possible, there is no guarantee that your application will be funded.
Yes. Qualified preceptors should be an ASDS member at least five years out of training and have teaching experience as well as experience in an ASDS leadership position. New preceptors interested in the program must contact Janine Wisniewski at 847-956-9120 or via email prior to scheduling a visit.
Both preceptees and Preceptors can only participate in one ASDS Preceptorship.
Yes. Preceptorships must be completed by December 22.
Program questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.