Upon completion of a dermatology residency, a physician can apply to participate in a Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology (Mohs) fellowship training program. Qualified applicants undergo an extremely competitive review and selection process to obtain a 1- to 2-year fellowship position with a program accredited by the ACMS (international programs), the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME; U.S. programs), or the Australasian College of Dermatologists. ACGME and ACD programs are recognized by the ACMS, and fellowships accredited by these organizations safeguard the standards of Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology (Mohs) by ensuring that fellows-in-training are properly trained and acquire the necessary expertise to perform the Mohs procedure. Accredited programs follow a structured curriculum that includes graded responsibility, operative and non-operative education, and exposure to long-term results, recurrences, and complications.
The American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) and the Association of Professors of Dermatology (APD) presented a virtual educational forum for Dermatology Residents to learn about the Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology (MSDO) Fellowship and application process.
The linked recording above covers the following MSDO fellowship topics:
- Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Program Requirements
- Application process via SF Match
- Common Letter of Recommendation (CLOR)
- How to navigate a virtual interview
- Current fellow's perspective
MSDO Fellowship Match
The Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology (Mohs) Fellowship match is administered by San Francisco Match. Registration for candidates begins in June, interviews are conducted by the Fall, and the match occurs in December for training beginning the following year. Most training programs run for one year, from July to June.
- ACMS Match Policy
- Match Exemption
- MSDO Program & Fellow-in-Training Dermatology Residency Data
-2022 Match (2023-24 fellowship year)
-2021 Match (2022-23 fellowship year)
-2020 Match (2021-22 fellowship year)
-2019 Match (2020-21 fellowship year)
- MSDO Fellowship Common Letter of Recommendation
- MSDO (Mohs) Fellowship FAQs
ACGME MSDO Program Status Search
The link below will direct you to the ACGME Advanced Program Search site. On the site, click the "Search by Specialty" drop-down menu and select "Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology", and click "Search". From there, you may click the "Accredited" drop-down menu to view Accredited, Pre-Accreditation, Unaccredited Combined, Withdrawn, or All Programs for ACGME-accredited MSDO programs.