When you join Geisinger’s Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship program, you’ll receive comprehensive training in Mohs micrographic surgery, reconstructive skin surgery and other dermatologic surgical procedures. And you’ll gain deep knowledge of cutaneous oncology.
Under the guidance of our skilled faculty, you’ll perform dermatologic surgeries, supported by an organized review of topics related to Mohs micrographic surgery.
We perform more than 4,500 Mohs surgeries each year, as well as more than 1,000 flaps/grafts and 2,000 primary closures.
Each surgery you perform will be under the direct supervision of a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, and you’ll be intimately involved in your cases. You’ll learn to prepare Mohs frozen sections and, with a multiheaded teaching microscope, will read virtually all microscopic slides with the faculty.
Along with becoming proficient in Mohs micrographic surgery, you’ll become skilled in:
- Laser surgery
- Excisional surgery
- Advanced closures
- Nail surgery
- Scar revision
- Botox and filler injection techniques
You’ll also review literature and take practice exams to make sure you’re prepared to pass the Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery board examination.
Learning to educate others is a key part of our curriculum. You’ll teach students, residents and staff in the Department of Dermatology and present regionally and nationally.
Geisinger has a strong tradition of research, and we expect our fellows to embrace that culture. Under the guidance of the director and faculty, you’ll initiate research projects leading to publication and/or presentation. We’ll provide you with a generous stipend to attend national and regional conferences.