Fellowship–Trained Mohs Surgeon
There is no substitute for additional formal training under the guidance of a mentor. Experience is the true education for any surgical specialty as has been demonstrated with other surgical specialties such as cardiac surgery, urology and gastrointestinal surgery.
Mohs micrographic surgery involves an additional one to two years of training after residency. Obtaining a fellowship postion is very competitive and both Drs. Baucom and Mina trained at prestigious programs.
There are approximately 49 training programs that offer Mohs micrographic surgery training in the United States. There are > 30 fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons in Georgia.
Drs. Baucom and Mina also participate in the training of new fellows and dermatology residents at the Emory program.
The American College of Mohs Surgery sponsors the fellowship-matching process. There is no alternative route of formal training for this specialty. Training in Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgery cannot be mastered during short training periods such as preceptorship or residency and is best learned in a Mohs surgery/procedural fellowship. Click the Mohs college link below to see if your dermatologist is formally trained.
Patient care deserves the highest degree of training under a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon. Ask your Mohs surgeon where he/she trained in Mohs micrographic surgery to ensure the highest degree of care.