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M E D I C A L E D U C A T I O N Q U A L I T Y 34 DERMATOLOGY In January 2017, the program was awarded a 10-year cycle of continued accreditation, with no citations. It received approximately 500 applications for its two residency positions. By July 2018, it will have a total of six residents, two at each level of training, for a full complement. The residents’ average score on the in-service exam was above the 90 th percentile. In addition, program faculty and residents have published nine articles in peer-reviewed journals. The group also held a successful Dermatology Grand Rounds series at the College of Medicine featuring patient participation. The residents provide service to patients at Dermatology Associates and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. They provide much-needed outreach to several rural clinics, including Marianna, Madison and Dowling Park. They also have volunteered to provide care in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Honduras. George Cohen, program director, Dermatology Residency Program at Dermatology Associates of Tallahassee College of Medicine alumna Samantha Marrone (M.D., ’16) is a second- year resident with the dermatology residency program in Tallahassee. MICROGRAPHIC SURGERY AND DERMATOLOGIC ONCOLOGY FELLOWSHIP The program lends itself to the development of uniquely capable Mohs surgeons. As program director, I guide the fellow in using clinical experience and evidence-based reviews complex cases with the fellows on a daily basis to teach them to diagnose effectively. The day-to-day training is rigorous. Fellows learn stamina, medicine to create personalized care plans. Application of discipline and how to lead a team in a busy practice. As one these plans allows the fellow to address seemingly impossible graduate noted: “We all start as coal. Whether you like it or skin cancer scenarios. I also teach the fellow to identify subtle not, you will end up a diamond.” yet insidious skin cancers. In-house plastic surgeon Meredith McKinney assists in the instruction of wound repairs at bedside following Mohs Armand Cognetta Jr., program director, Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Program at Dermatology Associates of Tallahassee surgery. The fellow learns to visualize the best repair plan for each specific patient. Dermatopathologist David Dolson For details: med.fsu.edu/gme