Notice: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Resident Preceptorship Program has been temporarily suspended. The program webpage will be updated as soon as ASDS is able to resume the program.  

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.

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.