Mohs Surgery Education & Resources
Advanced Closure Course
Course Background: First introduced in 2011, this course is designed for dermatologists who are already comfortable with basic dermatologic surgery closure, but wish to take their reconstruction skill to the next level of competency. This course is face-paced and the concepts presented may be assimilated immediately into practice. This course will help develop increased confidence in selecting and executing optimal reconstruction approaches for various defect types and anatomic locations.
Annual Meeting: Focus on Skin cancer
Course Background: First introduced in 1995, the course Directors continue to introduce new topics that highlight the latest advances in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. There are stimulating panel discussions and breakout sessions focusing on problematic Mohs, repair, and complication cases, histopathology challenges, and innovative suturing techniques. There are elective laboratory microscope sessions that feature both challenging and other “unknown” tumors presented by dermatopathologists on the faculty.
MDS Preparation Course
Course Background: The virtual MDS Preparation Course is offered once a year and will open for registration in the Summer. Lecture topics have been specially selected for their relevance in helping members to prepare for the American Board of Dermatology’s Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery (MDS) sub-certification examination.
Basal & Squamous Cell Cancer Dermatopathology
Course Background: First introduced in 2013, this annual course focuses on the “pure pathology” aspects of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, the most common skin cancers treated by Mohs surgery. Dermatologists and other specialists interested in performing this highly-effective treatment for skin cancer will benefit from this focused discussion of BCC and SCC tumor characteristics. For more information, please click here.
Fundamentals of Mohs Surgery for Physicians and Mohs Technicians
Course Background: First introduced in 1995, this four-day annual course focuses on the Mohs surgery as the treatment of choice for certain basal and squamous cell carcinomas and other cutaneous malignancies. A wide variety of Mohs procedural and practice topics will be discussed, with ample time for questions and answers and informal discussion with faculty members throughout the meeting. Dermatologists and other specialists interested in performing this highly- effective treatment for skin cancer will benefit from this important “need to know” material such as Mohs indications, wound mapping, normal skin-BCC-SCC-unusual tumor histopathology, Mohs surgical pearls, coding and reimbursement, laboratory supervision, CLIA-OSHA consideration, and other vital information. For more information, please click here.
Peer Review Program
New ASMS Fellow members are required to participate in the Society’s Peer Review program. This program provides blinded technical review and feedback of member cases for quality assurance purposes. The program reinforces the importance of diligence and consistency in all aspects of the Mohs procedure and related laboratory practices, to ensure high-quality patient care. For more information, please click here.
The ASMS Clinical Observational Preceptorship program was established to supplement the physical training provided in our Fundamentals of Mohs Surgery course. This program affords dermatologists with limited Mohs experience the opportunity to observe a number of Mohs cases performed in several different preceptors’ offices. For more information, please click here.