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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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Cosmetic Accreditation Application Process


Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Training Program Accreditation

Step 1: Submit your application packet*

*Application packet includes the following: Program Director application, Acknowledgement/Hold Harmless Form, Faculty applications and initial accreditation fee. Program Director applications must include Evidence of Malpractice and a current CV. Associate Director and Faculty applications must include a current CV. 

Each application packet should have a minimum of 2 faculty members including the Program Director per fellow. The initial accreditation fee includes all faculty and program director fees.

If there is a change in Faculty or Directors, you must notify the ASDS and you will have to pay additional fees for the change. Please refer to manual for further detailed information.  

Step 2: Site Review

Once your application is reviewed and you are accepted for provisional accreditation, the ASDS will contact the Program Director to schedule a site review. The Program Director will be notified what materials are needed for review prior to the visit. 

Step 3: Final Accreditation

Once you have completed your site review, the ASDS Accreditation Work Group will evaluate recommendations from the site reviewer and make a final decision. If you receive final accreditation, you will be notified by email and receive a certificate of accreditation. If your program is denied accreditation, you will be notified by mail. 


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