The procedural dermatology fellowship at MD Anderson is accredited by the American Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and approved for membership to the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology (Mohs College). This is a one-year fellowship.
One fellow per year is selected from a competitive interview process. Only graduates of an accredited Dermatology residency program will be considered. Accepted fellows must pass the Board certification exam of the American Board of Dermatology within two years of graduation. The fellowship provides training on cutaneous oncology, Mohs micrographic surgery, reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery within ACGME guidelines. Program strengths include:
- A premier cancer and academic medical center
- Expert fellowship-trained faculty
- Complex tumor presentation and management
- Advanced skin cancer reconstruction
- Fresh frozen cadaver courses
- Emphasis on interdisciplinary interactions and collaboration
- Technology driven innovations in patient care and training
The fellow primarily works at the MD Anderson Dermasurgery Center, with a strong emphasis on Mohs surgery with reconstruction, but rotations are arranged at a variety of other locations to provide a well-rounded experience in laser and cosmetic procedures. The educational curriculum provides fellows with opportunities to fully develop the skillsets of a dermatologic surgeon, which include:
- Consultative expertise in evaluating and managing the most difficult of common and rare skin cancers
- Reconstructive expertise in the repair of simple, intermediate and complex skin cancer defects
- Effectively integrating the principles, applications and risks of surgical and nonsurgical modalities into an individualized treatment plan
- Effectively interacting with other disciplines in the care of skin cancer patients
- Leadership and interpersonal skills to effectively lead a highly trained surgical unit and establish new training programs at other institutions
- Incorporating the principles of Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Improvement (QI) to optimize patient safety and outcomes
- Designing and executing projects based on sound scientific methodology, accurate data analysis and communication of results
- Being highly effective as an educator through teaching, publications and presentation skills
- Being active in community leadership through public service and cancer prevention efforts
How to Apply
We are participants in the San Francisco match program. Applicants must apply through both the DISCOVER System and the San Francisco match program.
Michael R. Migden, M.D., Program Director
Associate Professor, Dermatology & Plastic Surgery
Deborah F. MacFarlane, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Dermatology & Plastic Surgery
Valencia D. Thomas, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Dermatology
Sr. Administrative Assistant
MD Anderson Cancer Center is committed to encouraging good health and staying true to our mission to end cancer. If you are applying for a GME fellowship or residency program starting on or after July 1, 2016, please be advised that MD Anderson will have instituted a tobacco-free hiring process as part of its efforts to achieve these goals. If you are offered an appointment, you will be subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Screen for tobacco compounds in compliance with applicable state laws. If you do not pass the urine drug screening which includes testing for tobacco compounds, you CANNOT be appointed at MD Anderson. Should you fail to meet this contingency, MD Anderson will withdraw your offer of appointment for the academic year. You may reapply for the following academic year, but there are no guarantees that you will be offered a position as many of our programs are already filled for several years out.