Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship

Program Overview

The Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program that admits one fellow per year.

Program Details

There are four full-time Mohs surgeons on faculty, all hailing from a different but equally renowned training program, such that the fellow in the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology program is exposed to a broad range of surgical and management styles. Approximately 2,300 Mohs cases are performed annually at Hershey Medical Center, and the vast majority of reconstructions were performed by the Mohs surgeon. Complex, advanced-stage and rare tumors are frequently encountered, and numerous sophisticated facial reconstructions including staged procedures are performed within the Mohs unit.

Throughout the training year, the fellow will receive structured exposure to cutaneous oncology, Mohs surgery, reconstruction, cosmetic and laser procedures, and the management of leg vein disease, including endovenous laser ablation. While mastery of Mohs surgery and reconstruction will remain the central focus of the program, the dermatology department maintains close relationships with facial plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons and phlebologists outside of our department and rotation with these practitioners is also incorporated. More exposure to particular disciplines, such as laser surgery or leg vein disease, will be arranged dependent on fellow interest.

Our Team

Schedule

Four weeks of vacation, one week at a time, will be selected at any point during the fellowship year.

Electives include Radiation Oncology, Head and Neck Surgery, Medical Oncology, Plastic Surgery, Skin Oncology Clinic and Podiatry. In addition to Friday afternoons, the fellow will also be responsible for setting up elective exposure on days when the assigned attending is away for vacation or CME.

To Apply

To apply for the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship, you must be board-eligible or board-certified in dermatology at the time you would begin your fellowship.

Applications are processed through the central application service (CAS) of the SF Match Program. See application requirements here.

Faculty

Contact Us

Mailing Address

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Department of Dermatology
500 University Dr.
Mail Code HU14
Hershey, PA 17033-0850

General Contact Information

Phone: 717-531-5898

Fax: 717-531-0114

Email: cdowden@pennstatehealth.psu.edu