Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship

The University of Michigan Department of Dermatology Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship reflects the broad scope and growth of dermatologic surgery and cutaneous oncology. Our 2-year training program encompasses comprehensive training with seven supervising faculty. During the first year of our program, successful applicants will complete the ACGME accredited training program. During the second year of the program, the fellow will become a faculty member (Clinical Instructor) in our Department. This year is intended to allow further exploration of career interests and provides time to solidify the skills learned during the fellowship year. Our training program involves: Mohs surgery including advanced reconstruction; multidisciplinary non-melanoma skin cancer management; treatment of melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and other rare tumors (over 1,500 new cases annually) including advanced multidisciplinary management.

Benefits, Compensation, & Prerequisites for Employment at Michigan Medicine
The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under “Prospective Residents/Fellows”.

Life in Ann Arbor
For information on Ann Arbor, housing, transportation, & much more, visit the University of Michigan Go Blue Guide.

Eligibility for Fellowship Training
Qualified applicants will have completed a dermatology residency program which meets ACGME requirements by the specified start date.  Board eligibility in dermatology is required at the beginning of the fellowship.

ACGME Program Requirements
All required clinical education for entry into ACGME-accredited fellowship programs must be completed in an ACGME-accredited residency program, an AOA-approved residency program, a program with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency program located in Canada.

Number of Positions
One position with a start date of July 1, 2024

Length of Training
Two Years

  • Year 1 - Training in ACGME accredited fellowship program
  • Year 2 - Join our Department as a faculty member (Clinical Instructor), intended to allow further exploration of career interests and provides time to solidify skills learned during the fellowship year

Application Process
Interested applicants should apply online at www.sfmatch.org. We do not require supplemental application.

Important Dates

  • August 1, 2023 - Application deadline
  • Fall 2023 - Interview invitations will be sent via SF Match messaging
  • Fall 2023 - Interviews - per institutional guidelines, our interviews will be virtual this year. Currently, we do not plan to require an in-person visit or second interview.
  • December 4, 2023 - Rank Order List Deadline SF Match Timetable
  • December 11, 2023 - Match Results
  • July 1, 2024 - Fellowship Begins

Selection Process
Applications are reviewed by a faculty-based committee

Sample Schedule

MSDO Fellowship Sample Schedule

Fellows work closely with faculty in clinic, allowing for daily feedback. Fellows are formally evaluated by faculty quarterly & have formal 6-month evaluation meetings with the Program Director. Fellows are also given the opportunity to evaluate faculty, staff, & the program.

Teaching Opportunities
Fellows will work with Dermatology residents and medical students. Fellows also provide several resident lectures & surgery workshops throughout the training year.

Case Logs - ACGME & ACMS Requirements

MSDO Fellowship Case Logs

In addition to the ACGME/ACMS requirements, we also track fellows exposure to advanced reconstruction procedures to ensure fellows are exposed to a variety of procedures.

Fellows are encouraged to attend the ACMS Annual Meeting, including the hand on flaps workshop. Fellows attending the conference are eligible for reimbursement, up to $2500.

The majority of our faculty & fellows choose to purchase a Blue Permit, allowing them to park nearest to the medical campus, with a short walk to the clinic space.  Blue permits are currently $766 for the year, with monthly payroll deduction available. Additional information on available permits, including no-cost options, may be found here https://ltp.umich.edu/parking/permit-parking/

Visiting Rotators
At this time we are unable to accept visiting rotators. We do not anticipate this will change in the near future, but you are welcome to check with the program coordinator.

Please contact our Fellowship Program Coordinator, Amanda Lewis at [email protected] with further questions.  Please note, we are unable to provide application status updates.