Training Tomorrow’s Dermatology Leaders Today: Advanced Dermatology

“Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.” 
      Ralph Waldo Emerson.

At Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery (ADCS), we believe that the power to give back by teaching and mentoring others is helping us establish the next generation of leaders.

We continue to be a driving force behind advanced educational programs in dermatology for physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians embarking on their residencies. This advanced training is helping to shape the future of dermatologic care, to create physicians and clinicians who individually, and as a whole, will continue to drive progress and innovation at Advanced Dermatology, and transform healthcare at its highest levels.

Advanced Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology Leadership Training for PAs and NPs

Helping professionals get the advanced training they need to make a difference for the rest of their lives is a passion of ADCS Executive Chairman and Founder Dr. Matt Leavitt. And it is rapidly becoming an important part of his legacy.

Under his guidance, Advanced Dermatology has created a program for new dermatology physician assistants and nurse practitioners who are looking to acquire the advanced medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology knowledge and skills that will help them provide exceptional patient care as they transition into practice.

Our program faculty includes some of the foremost dermatologists in the country who are preparing future clinical leaders in dermatology for challenges they may face by offering them evidence-based, experiential training, specialty-specific skills, and an introduction to the mission, vision, values, culture and advanced practice-wide quality metrics at ADCS – which has become the nation’s premier dermatology practice.

“You’ll receive didactic, clinical, and procedural training (that includes direct patient care directed by board-certified dermatologists in a supervised, structured environment), and sub-specialty training in areas such as Mohs Surgery,” said Dr. Leavitt. “We standardize baseline clinical competencies to help ensure the best-possible patient care and experience, which is at the very core of ADCS.”

ADCS PA/NP Program Overview

  • Training length is six months on average
  • Monday-Friday (40 hours/week) 
    • Monday-Thursday: Clinical Training
    • Friday: Virtual Didactic/Corporate Trainings
  • Clinical and procedural workdays, didactic discussions, assignments, assessments, journal clubs, specialty trainings (EMR, coding/billing, etc), Grand Rounds (if available) with residents, research, and health fairs
  • Training includes ADCS clinics
  • Trainees:
    • Are full-time employees at ADCS 
    • Receive a salary during program
    • Enjoy benefits including vacation days, continuing education spending allowance, health/vision/dental insurance enrollment, and 401K enrollment
    • Are offered a full-time position with ADCS once they complete training standards

If you have an interest in joining our PA/NP program, fill out the form to learn more or get started.

Training Residents with a Passion for Dermatology to Become Leaders

At the KCU-GME Consortium/ADCS Orlando Dermatology Residency Program, based at ADCS, we pride ourselves on doing more than specializing in advanced medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology, skin cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, pediatric dermatology and non-surgical cosmetic dermatology procedures. Through this program, we are able to learn, grow and be inspired as we share with others.

Here, residents have the potential to learn from faculty made up of some of the nation’s best and brightest board-certified dermatologists, board-certified plastic surgeons, fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons, research physicians and dermatopathologists, within the clinic setting and in rotations.

The ADCS Orlando program has partnered with the Lake Nona VA of Orlando as well as AdventHealth’s Pediatric Dermatology Unit and their Internal Medicine Residency to provide multiple additional learning opportunities.

As residents prepare to practice on their own, we offer multiple site locations within the greater Orlando area for residents to follow their own patients through individualized Continuity Clinics.

Each resident also has a faculty mentor to lead and guide them along their path to success.

Learn more about our residency program. If you have a passion for dermatology, we invite you to join us.

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