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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ASDS Resident Preceptorship Program?

The ASDS Resident Preceptorship Program provides a non-conventional learning environment to perfect skills in those areas of the specialty where innovation has outpaced traditional training programs. 

Who can participate in the ASDS Resident Preceptorship Program?

The program is open to all ASDS third-year residents (or second year residents as long as the preceptorship occurs during their third year of residency).

How do I apply?

Complete the official application and submit it to ASDS for approval prior to your visit. A complete application requires the following:

  • Applicant information  
  • Preceptor signature (refer to approved ASDS preceptors)
  • Specific area of focus 
  • Funding requests 
  • Applicant CV 
  • Applicant essay 
  • Letter of support from resident's program chair
  • Electronic color photograph of applicant 

How are applications accepted?

Applications will be accepted based on the merit of:

  • The applicant’s career goals 
  • Educational goals of the preceptorship and any specific project planned 
  • How the applicant believes the preceptorship will impact his or her future or current practice in dermatologic surgery

How long should the preceptorship be?

The duration of each preceptorship will depend on the goal of the applicant and available funding. Each preceptorship must run for a minimum of one week.

Is it necessary to apply for funding for my preceptorship?

A minimum of $100 in expenses must be requested. The funds provided to each preceptee will be determined based on their estimated expenses and funding secured by commercial support. Please note you may not receive total reimbursement for your expenses. .

How will I be notified if my preceptorship has been approved?

All applicants will be notified via email if their application has been approved.

Can I schedule a preceptorship prior to being notified if my application has been accepted?

We strongly discourage scheduling a preceptorship prior to being notified if your application has been accepted. Although ASDS makes every effort to fund as many applications as possible, there is no guarantee that your application will be funded.

Can I choose a preceptor that is not on the ASDS-approved list?

Yes. Qualified preceptors should be at least five years out of training and have teaching experience as well as experience in an ASDS leadership position. New preceptors interested in the program must contact Janine Wisniewski at 847-956-9120 or via email prior to scheduling a visit

How many preceptorships can a preceptor or preceptee participate in each year?

Both preceptees and preceptors can only participate in one ASDS Preceptorship each year.

Do I have to complete my preceptorship by a deadline?

Yes. Preceptorships must be completed by December 22.

What if I have questions about the ASDS Resident Preceptorship Program?

Program questions can be directed to jwisniewski@asds.net. 



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