The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) announced its partnership with La Roche-Posay for the 2023 Preceptorship Program.
The partnership will provide an avenue for dermatology residents and early-career dermatologists to expand their skills while gaining practice management insights during a short visit to the practice of an established dermatologic surgeon mentor.
“The generous support of La Roche-Posay will offset travel expenses for up to 50 preceptees this year, allowing them a unique, real-world experience with invaluable lessons on core skills, new procedures and practice management — something that can’t be obtained through virtual courses and webinars,” said ASDS President, Vince Bertucci, MD, FRCPC. “ASDS is committed to nurturing growth of the next generation of dermatologists, and a key component to this development is the opportunity to witness a more experienced dermatologic surgeon in action, gaining knowledge that is not taught in residency, such as witnessing patient discussions, interacting with other staff and observing the practice atmosphere.”
Preceptees can choose from over 75 tenured dermatologists across the U.S. for a short visit, typically three to five days. During their visit, participants can:
- Specify a targeted area(s) of training, including:
-Fillers and neuromodulators
-Lasers and/or energy-based devices
-Lifts: Face, brow, neck and S-lift
-Skin cancer surgery
-Skin of color
-Other dermatologic surgery procedures
- Ask procedural and/or practice-based questions.
- Gain inspiration for how they may want to implement various devices, techniques, business processes and business styles.
- See first-hand how to improve efficiency for patient visit flow.
- Observe patient consultations and/or procedures.
“We’re honored to support ASDS in its proven mentorship process, offering a cost-effective program that enhances the training of up-and-coming board certified dermatologists and affording them the opportunity to grow both in knowledge and professional acumen through critical in-person visits with some of the best mentors in the specialty,” said Vice President of Medical and Media Relations for La Roche-Posay, Tyler Steele.