About the Program
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers a one-year, ACGME approved, Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship. The majority of time will be spent on Mohs surgery and cutaneous oncology. The fellow will also work with other specialties integral to a multidisciplinary approach to skin cancer including oculoplastic surgery, otolaryngology, medical oncology, dermatopathology, radiation oncology and plastic surgery. The focus is to prepare the fellow to handle common and complex cutaneous malignancies and become adept at performing a broad range of reconstructions.
Ongoing educational opportunities and core curriculum
- Regular interaction with patients under the guidance and supervision of faculty members
- Attendance at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Mohs Surgery
- Regular opportunities to teach residents, rotating residents, medical students and dermatologic surgery support staff
- Monthly participation in didactics to support reading curriculum
- Scheduled rotations with other sub-specialities to gain exposure to procedures and interventions that are not routinely performed in the Division of Dermatology, including oculoplastic surgery, otolaryngology, medical oncology, dermatopathology, radiation oncology and plastic surgery
Fellows must complete at least one original research project (clinical trial, cohort study, systematic review or textbook chapter on a topic relevant to dermatologic surgery) that should result in either submission to a peer-reviewed journal or textbook or one or more presentations at a regional or national professional society meeting relevant to micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology.
The applicant must:
- Have completed an accredited residency in dermatology
- Be either certified or eligible for the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) examination. If eligible, the board examination must be taken at the first opportunity and board certification obtained
- Be eligible for a staff position at the VA Medical Center, which includes having a state license to practice medicine
The fellowship program participates in the Central Application Service (CAS) of the San Francisco Match. The deadline for submission is August 31 of the year prior to the start of the academic year. Interviews will be arranged in the fall for qualified candidates.