Become a Preceptor Volunteer
Why volunteer to be an ASDS Preceptor?
- Provide ASDS residents and early-career dermatologists, who serve as preceptees, the opportunity to raise their level of dermatologic surgery through mentoring. Enhance and complement the surgical skills of ASDS resident and early-career members in areas necessary to conduct optimal patient consultation and assessments, therapy and device selection, procedural nuances and overall patient care.
- Enhance practice-focused business acumen such as optimizing patient flow, decreasing overhead, improving efficiency and productivity, practice expansion and more.
- Facilitate the ability for new dermatologists and experienced ASDS members to partner in positively impacting the specialty of dermatologic surgery and the patients they serve.
- Provide ASDS members, who serve as preceptors, the opportunity to improve their mentoring skills through a unique interface program.
What is the time commitment for a preceptor?
Preceptors are able to mentor up to three preceptees per year. Preceptors decide the length of each visit (usually 3-5 days), their level of involvement (i.e. observation only, hands-on opportunities, etc.) and the number of preceptees to mentor in a given year.
What is the cost to being a preceptor?
All travel expenses are the responsibility of the preceptee and ASDS; there is no direct cost for the preceptor.
What is the process to become a preceptor?
Complete the Call for Preceptors Form. ASDS will publish your information for preceptees to contact you directly. It is up to you and the preceptee to coordinate the visit to your practice. Be sure to sign the preceptee’s paperwork (so they can be reimbursed by ASDS afterwards), and enjoy mentoring!