Mohs surgeon workforce survey: a spectrum of clinical, academic, and leadership activities

Jeffrey F. Scott, Charlene Lam, Ji Won Ahn, Sherry H. Yu

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Workforce adequacy for Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to describe the current spectrum of clinical, academic, advocacy and leadership activities through a survey of members of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS). The ACMS membership was electronically sent a 43-question anonymous survey between January and May 2023 and there was a 10.7% response rate representing 184 members across 37 states. Nearly 90% are board certified in micrographic dermatologic surgery and 10.3% indicate that they practice in a rural setting (57.1% suburban and 32.6% urban). The median number of half-day surgeons performed Mohs surgery is 6 and nearly half of Mohs surgeons work in a dermatology-only medical group (48.4%), do no use immunohistochemical stains (60.3%), and do not participate in a multidisciplinary tumor board (58.7%). Many respondents indicate they have capacity in their clinical schedules to accommodate more cases and the reasons are multifactorial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number30
JournalArchives of Dermatological Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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