Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship

Mission

The UF Department of Dermatology, Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship (MSDO) is a one-year ACGME accredited training program whose mission is to train future Mohs and dermatologic surgeons, who can advance the field of Dermatologic Oncology and Mohs Surgery and help meet the health needs of the Northern Florida population/patients. The program is intended to train ACGME-accredited dermatology program graduates in Mohs surgery and procedural dermatology.

Aims

  • Train a Mohs surgeon who can provide top quality Mohs micrographic and other dermatologic surgery services to patients.
  • Advance the field of dermatologic oncology, Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic surgery through participating in scholarly activity, at the local and national level.
  • Provide a cadre of dermatologists with advanced dermatologic surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic oncology and other procedural dermatology training who can teach and direct the surgical training requirements for dermatology residents and future MSDO trainees.

The training program involves University of Florida Department of Dermatology outpatient clinical sites and the Malcom Randall VA dermatology clinic.

Conferences

  • MSDO Journal Club
  • Cutaneous Tumor Board
  • Quality Assurance
  • MSDO Board Review
  • Defect Rounds
  • Grand Rounds
  • Morbidity & Mortality

Requirements for Scholarly Activity

  • At least one IRB approved clinical research project relevant to dermatologic surgery with the program director. Research should be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal before completion of training. Additional research is encouraged.
  • Quality improvement project relevant to dermatologic surgery.
  • At least two dermatologic surgery lectures to the dermatology residents.
  • Submission of an abstract for a national or state meeting before completion of training.

Application Requirements

We require that all applicants pass USMLE steps 1, 2, and 3.

By start of fellowship, the applicant must be board-eligible or board-certified in dermatology.

Application and Matching Process

Our program participates in the SF Match. Click here to view the SF Match website for a description and instructions on how to apply.

Date of Next Available Position

Currently accepting applications for the 2023-24 year, which begins July 1, 2023.

Benefits

The MSDO fellow’s salary and benefits commensurate with the PGY-5 salary of  the University of Florida.  For more information, click here.

Faculty

Sailesh Konda, MD – Program Director, Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS)

Abel Torres, MD, JD, MBA – Department Chair and Program Faculty, Fellow of the ACMS

Joseph Francis, MD – Program Adjunct Faculty, Fellow of the ACMS

Scott Fosko, MD – Program Adjunct Faculty, Fellow of the ACMS

Current Fellow 2022-2023

  • Karl Hoegler, MD

Resources

https://www.acgme.org/Specialties/Program-Requirements-and-FAQs-and-Applications/pfcatid/3/Dermatology

https://www.abderm.org/residents-and-fellows/fellowship-training/micrographic-surgery-and-dermatologic-oncology.aspx

https://www.mohscollege.org/fellowship-training