Welcome to the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Program at UVM Medical Center.
This one-year fellowship in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology (MSDO) is approved by the ACGME and American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology (ACMMSCO).
Our fellowship is designed to provide a comprehensive training experience for those dermatologists seeking to acquire advanced competence as a dermatologic surgeon. The education program covers all aspects of Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology and includes: basic science, anatomy, anesthesia, ethics, pre- and post-operative management, surgical technique, wound healing, Mohs surgery, laboratory technique, interpretation of pathologic specimens related to Mohs surgery, immunostaining in Mohs surgery, cutaneous reconstruction of surgical defects, scar revision, dermabrasion, rhinophyma correction, cutaneous oncology, laser surgery, epidemiology, medicolegal and regulatory issues, quality assurance, and self-assessment. We hold quarterly surgery journal clubs to discuss relevant new research within and beyond the field of dermatologic surgery.
There is thorough training in facial reconstruction. We perform approximately 2,000 cases of Mohs surgery each year. We repair 97% of the surgical defects in our clinic. Incoming fellows are provided with graduated surgical responsibility as they refine their surgical techniques and competence. The fellows work closely with all attending Mohs surgeons throughout their year with us. We also enjoy a close relationship with our colleagues in Oculoplastics, ENT/Facial Plastics, Plastic Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology and Oncology. We participate in a weekly multi-disciplinary tumor board.
We are located in the Ambulatory Care Center at UVM Medical Center's Main Campus in the West Pavilion on Level 5. This space houses the majority of the medical and surgical outpatient clinics.
In addition to the surgical training, fellows are expected to contribute to the training of our dermatology residents, medical residents, and medical students. Fellows are required to give a series of lectures relating to all aspects of dermatologic surgery. It is expected that fellows will be involved in a research project and present their data at one of the national meetings.