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    What is a dermatologic surgeon?

    One of the most innovative and progressive medical subspecialties, these ASDS experts perform medically necessary and cosmetic treatment and procedures to improve skin health and beauty.

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    From aging skin to skin cancer...

    No one is more qualified to help than an ASDS member dermatologist. Each year, these skilled doctors perform 5 million cosmetic procedures and 2.6 million skin cancer treatments.

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    One American dies of melanoma almost every hour

    The good news: With early detection, melanoma has an almost 100 percent five-year survival rate. Schedule a free skin cancer screening today.

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    From crow's feet to spider veins...

    You'll look and feel your best when ASDS member dermatologists combine their training and expertise with the widest range of options available.

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ASDS Preceptorship Program

The 2013 Preceptorship Program is now closed. 

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery is committed to advancing the specialty of dermatologic surgery through innovation, education, leadership and excellence. The exclusive ASDS Preceptorship Program provides ASDS members and 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 weeklong visit provides a unique opportunity to learn new techniques and perspectives, see a successful practice in action, and develop valuable career networks.

  • 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
For questions concerning the Preceptorship Program, please email preceptorship@asds.net.

The goals of the Preceptorship Program are to:

Provide a venue for ASDS members to expand their skills and knowledge in a particular technique or surgical procedureEnhance and complement the surgical skills of young dermatologists in various surgical procedures, especially those not predominantly emphasized in residency or fellowship programsProvide 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 Dermatologic Surgery Preceptorship Program is possible only through the generosity and commitment of Merz and Allergan. With their support, this program will continue providing hands-on training, fostering professional relationships and perpetuating the cycle of knowledge and sharing among expert and rising dermatologic surgeons.

The ASDS Preceptorship Program is generously supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Merz and Allergan.


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