Procedural Dermatology (Mohs Micrographic Surgery) Fellowship Match
The Fellowship Match for Procedural Dermatology (Mohs Micrographic Surgery) Fellowship Match was established
in 1995. Its goal is to coordinate fellowship appointments, thus relieving
the pressure of uncoordinated appointments and forced early choices. The
participating programs will not make any appointments until the match has
The American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS or “College”) sponsors the matching process and is responsible
for enforcement of applicable rules. The Matching office does not sponsor
or approve any of the participating programs. The function of the Matching
Program is strictly limited to processing of the match. Listing or not listing
any program in the directory does not imply any form of approval, disapproval
or endorsement. The decision to be listed or not rests solely with each individual
NOTE: All programs participating in the match must be approved for such participation either by ACMS or the ACGME and no program may accept a match for a fellowship candidate without having obtained such approval. The applicant is responsible for confirming the ACGME accreditation status prior to applying and interviewing with a program. Per the ACGME Program Requirements, ‘Prior to appointment in the program, fellows must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited residency program in dermatology’ to be eligible for fellowship training with an ACGME-approved program. Not all positions listed in the match are approved by the ACMS for subsequent membership application in the College. Please confirm College-membership eligibility of the program with the Program Director and by reviewing the new fields in the Director listing entitled “Approved by ACMS or ACGME” and “Positions eligible for membership.” Programs approved by the ACMS or ACGME are approved for College membership. Positions eligible for College membership equals the number of fellows per year allowed in that particular program by the College or the ACGME. This number may be different than the number of fellows hired by a program, and may impact the College-membership eligibility of one or more of the fellowship positions in the program. Applicants are encouraged to review the Match Rules section of this Web site as well as the Mohs College Match Policy.
Existing ACMS training programs are equivalent to the ACGME programs, and as such, individuals may apply to one type or the other with the assurance that their training will meet the highest standards. Upon completion of an approved ACGME or ACMS fellowship position, graduates of these programs may apply to become members of the ACMS. Beginning July 1, 2013, all Procedural Dermatology/Mohs Surgery fellowship programs will be under the direction of the ACGME.
About the Match
The Match takes place in December and will be used to process all applicants
who want to start their fellowship training in July of the following
year. There is $50 non-refundable registration fee that covers registration
and matching. To participate in the match, simply complete our on-line
registration form and submit your payment. Once registered, applicants
will receive email confirmation and additional information on Matching
There is no Centralized Application Service available for Fellowships.
Applicants should contact each program individually for application
materials and procedures.
Please read all information on this web site. If, after reading this
material, you have questions that remain unanswered feel free to contact
We wish you a successful career in Procedural Dermatology (Mohs Micrographic Surgery) Fellowship.