The exclusive ASDS Resident Preceptorship Program provides graduating residents* with the opportunity to visit the practice of an established dermatologic surgeon and perfect skills in core areas of practice, as well as advancing skills in procedures and techniques not previously learned. The visit provides a unique opportunity to learn new techniques and perspectives, see a successful practice in action, and develop valuable career networks.

*Second-year residents may apply as long as the preceptorship occurs during their third year of residency.

Notice: The 2020 Resident Preceptorship Program is on hold from opening the application submission process due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to assure you that staff and leadership of ASDS are monitoring the safe reopening of our members practices and institutions.  Please keep an eye out for correspondence via email or the website for further updates.

Areas of Practice

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Chemical peel
  • Dermabrasion
  • Fillers and neuromodulators
  • Laser
  • Lifts: Face, brow, neck and S-lift
  • Liposuction
  • Reconstruction
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Treatment of venous disease
  • Other dermatologic surgery procedures

Program Goals

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ASDS Resident Preceptorship 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.