Mission Statement:

The mission of the Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) – Cedar Sinai (CS) Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Program (to be referenced as “the program”) is to train fellows to deliver high quality, evidence based, patient centered, ethical, compassionate, fiscally responsible and systems supported cutaneous oncology care to the people and communities they will serve. Graduates will be proactive in delivering systems based health care and will advance academic knowledge through scholarly activity and teaching of peers, residents and medical students.

Program Aims:

The program aims (goals and objectives) will support the mission statement as outlined by the core competency arenas below, in accordance with ACGME guidelines. This program is a collaboration between Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Cedars Sinai. The sponsoring institution is KPSC, the ACGME accredited Dermatology Residency is KPSC-LAMC (Kaiser Permanente Southern California – Los Angeles Medical Center) Dermatology residency. The fellowship primary site and site of the program director is at Cedars Sinai. KPSC-LAMC will be a secondary site for the program. All of the departmental and GME resources from both institutions will be available to the fellow in order to meet the goals and objectives. The fellow will be competent and able to independently deliver patient care in the arenas of Mohs surgery, reconstruction, Mohs histopathology and Diagnosis and Management. Mohs cases will be performed at both sites at Cedars Sinai (CS) and at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center (KP). Fellow will gain expertise in medical knowledge for Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology. Fellow will do independent reading, attend conferences, attend didactic lectures, utilize web-based lectures and seminars, and receive instruction from the faculty. Fellow will utilize and maximize systems-based practice to practice cost-conscious care, will work effectively within an inter-professional team. The CS site is a large hospital system utilizing both PPO and HMO insurance structures, with referrals from the community. The KP site is a large, integrated HMO health care system. Fellow will exercise practice-based learning and improvement by appraising and assimilating scientific evidence and integrating quality improvement concepts and activities. This will be done by literature reviews in monthly journal club, scholarly activity in the form of research and teaching, and participation in departmental quality improvement committee meetings and projects. Fellow will develop a high level of professionalism including giving and receiving feedback and will exemplify accountability, honesty and integrity. These skills will be expected for patient care , interactions with staff and colleagues, as well as behavior at large in the community including social media. Fellow will exhibit exemplary interpersonal communication and skills with patients, families and health care professionals. Fellow will be able to manage personnel and manage conflict.

The training position is an ACGME approved Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship. The position is one year in length and offers extensive training in Mohs surgery, and laser surgery.

The ACGME requires that the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship only accept applicants who have completed a Dermatology Residency in an ACGME approved program.