The ASDS International Preceptorship Program sends an international dermatologic surgeon to the U.S. to shadow a Preceptor, observing a variety of treatments and advanced techniques, consulting with patients and more. This helps foster an exchange of dermatologic surgery knowledge between international colleagues and helps to improve patient care. Limited funding is available. One international dermatologist is selected annually.

Program Guidelines

International Preceptee Applicant Must:
  • Be a member of the ASDS or other International Dermatologic Surgery Society (based on approval by the Selection Work Group), practicing dermatologic surgery full-time in a non-U.S. and Canada dermatologic surgery private or academic institution. This program is not open to international residents still in training.
  • Submit the completed application and all other required components including:
    • Curriculum Vitae (3 pages or less)
    • Proof of licensure in Dermatology
    • Recent electronic photograph
    • An essay outlining their career goals and how preceptorship will have an impact your future practice in dermatologic surgery
    • An estimated budget for the trip from international destination to the U.S./Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the selection process?
  • The ASDS Educational Exchange Work Group will receive each application
  • The selected Preceptee and Preceptor/Host will be notified by the ASDS and will be sent additional paperwork to prepare for the Preceptorship
  • Applicants that are not selected will be notified

Read what former International Preceptees had to say:


Established through the Lawrence M. Field, MD, International Dermatologic Surgery Educational Exchange Fund.

Questions? Call 847-956-0900.

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