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Membership Overview and Application Information

 

The ASMS currently offers physician membership to U.S. and Canadian dermatologists, and internationally-practicing dermatologists and other specialists, depending on the manner in which Mohs surgery is performed in the individual country.  We also have U.S./Canadian and international membership categories for Mohs technicians and related Mohs support personnel, in recognition of their valuable contributions to successful Mohs surgery.    

Membership benefits include discounted registration fees for the ASMS's four annual educational activities, discounted pricing for practice resource products, quarterly subscription to The Beveled Edge, our quarterly member newsletter, and other member-only programs and services. 

In addition, current members will have their contact information included in our searchable on-line membership directory, readily accessible to patients and their caregivers, and to member physicians and others seeking referrals for their patients within specific geographic areas.       

Membership dues are assessed on a calendar year basis. We do not assess a separate initial application fee, however the first year's membership dues are payable upon submission of initial membership application. New applicants whose membership materials are approved in the final quarter of the year (October - December) will have their initial dues payment carried over to cover dues for the following calendar year, as well. 

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If questions concerning the ASMS application form, request additional information on our Fellow or International Member of Distinction requirements, annual dues, or any other aspect of professional membership in our organization, please contact Novella Rodgers, Executive Director, at execdir@mohssurgery.org or 1-800-616-ASMS (2767).

U.S./Canadian Practicing Physicians and Mohs Technicians

  • Fellow Member (ABD or AOBD Certification or their international equivalents, plus the following requirements) - $350

  1. Documentation for a minimum of seventy-five (75) Mohs cases performed as the primary Mohs surgeon.  A maximum of 45 of these cases may have been performed as part of applicant's dermatology Residency training.
  2. Two (2) letters of character reference from other Board certified dermatologists.
  3. Submission of two (2) complete Mohs cases for evaluation, including glass slides, Mohs map, operative report and perioperative photographs. These cases must have been performed in applicant's post-Residency practice, and within the past two (2) years.
  4. Passing scores of seventy (70) percent each on written and practical portions of ASMS Fellow examination.  Exam is currently offered three (3) times per year: during the winter AAD meeting, during the ASMS clinical symposium in May, and during the ASMS Fundamentals of Mohs Surgery course in November.  Please see Upcoming Events calendar for exact dates and times.
  5. Upon granting of Fellow membership, applicant is required to participate in the ASMS annual Peer Review program for four (4) additional years.
  6. Other Maintenance of Fellow membership requirements will apply following completion of mandatory four-year Peer Review participation.
  • Affiliate Member (Dermatologist - ABD or AOBD Certification) or (Pathologist)

  • Associate Member (Completion of an ACGME-Recognized or AOA-Approved Dermatology Residency Program) - $300

  • Resident Member (Current Enrollment in an ACGME-Recognized or AOA-Approved Dermatology Residency Program) - N/A

  • Life Member (Upon Retirement from Practice of Dermatology and/or Mohs Surgery by ASMS Member in Good Standing) - N/A

  • Mohs Technician-Related Professional Member (Currently Employed for a Minimun of Three (3) Months by an ASMS Member or Non-Member Mohs Surgeon) - $75

International Practicing Physicians and Mohs Technicians

  • International Member of Distinction (Board Certification in Medical Specialty, as Applicable, plus the following requirements) - $350

  1. Documentation for a minimum of seventy-five (75) Mohs cases performed as the primary Mohs surgeon.   
  2. Two (2) letters of character reference from other Board certified physicians in the same specialty as the applicant.
  3. Submission of two (2) complete Mohs cases for evaluation, including glass slides, Mohs map, operative report and perioperative photographs. These cases must have been performed within the past two (2) years.
  4. Passing scores of seventy (70) percent each on written and practical portions of ASMS International Member of Distinction examination.  Exam is currently offered three (3) times per year: during the winter AAD meeting, during the ASMS clinical symposium in May, and during the ASMS Fundamentals of Mohs Surgery course in November.  Please see Upcoming Events calendar for exact dates and times. If International Member of Distinction applicant performs Mohs surgery in conjunction with a pathologist, ASMS applicant may partner with pathologist for the practical portion of the examination only.
  5. Upon granting of International Member of Distinction membership status, applicant is required to participate in the ASMS annual Peer Review program for four (4) additional years.
  6. Other Maintenance of International Member of Distinction membership requirements will apply following completion of mandatory four-year Peer Review participation.
  • International Affiliate Member (Board Certification in Medical Specialty, as Applicable) - $300

  • International Resident Member (Current Enrollment in Medical Specialty Residency Program Affording Training in Mohs Surgery) - N/A

  • International Mohs Technician-Related Professional Member (Current Employment for a Minimum of Three (3) Months by an ASMS International Affiliate or International Member of Distinction Member) - $75


 

 
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