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    From forehead furrows to frown lines…

    Performing more than 5 million cosmetic procedures each year, ASDS member dermatologists offer many treatments that are less intense, safer and have quicker recovery times than ever before.

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Application Process


Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Training Program Accreditation

Step 1: Submit your application packet*

*The application packet includes a Program Director Application, Acknowledgement/Hold Harmless Form, Faculty Applications and initial accreditation fee. Program applications must also include two letters of support from ASDS members not affiliated with the program. Program Director applications must include Evidence of Malpractice Insurance with tail coverage and a current CV. Associate Director and Faculty applications must include a current CV. All faculty applications include the list of procedures to identify current volume. 

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 ASDS as soon as possible. Additional change fees may be imposed. 

Step 2: Application Review

Once you have submitted all of the application materials and receipt has been confirmed, the Accreditation Work Group will meet to review your documentation to determine whether or not you meet the requirements of the program. If so, you will be granted provisional accreditation. If you do not meet the program requirements, you will be informed in writing as to the reasons why.

Step 3: Site Review

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

Step 4: 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 accreditation decision. You will be notified in writing, as soon as possible, as to whether or not your program has been granted full accreditation.


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