Becoming an ACD approved Mohs Micrographic surgeon
To become an ACD approved Mohs surgeon in Australia it is necessary to complete an accredited program of Mohs surgery training, either here in Australia or overseas, and hold both specialist recognition to practice as a dermatologist in Australia as well as FACD.
The College publishes a list of ACD approved Mohs surgeons on its website.
Fellows with the following qualifications are eligible to apply for inclusion on this list:
It is recommended that internationally trained dermatologists who wish to apply for a Mohs Micrographic Surgery Training Position must first have their skills and experience assessed to establish that these are substantially comparable to that of an Australian trained dermatologist.
If the doctor is assessed as being not substantially comparable, he/she will need to undertake further upskilling in dermatology through the ACD Dermatology Training Program.
Once specialist recognition has been obtained, you may be eligible for FACD. For further information, see International Medical Graduates.
Where can I do Mohs Training?
In Australia, the Australasian College of Dermatologists is the peak body responsible for accrediting Mohs surgery training positions.
Mohs surgery training is undertaken in facilities accredited by the College National Accreditation Committee, with an appropriately qualified Supervisor of Training and other supervisors.
There are currently five accredited Mohs training positions: