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.”
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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.