One of the major missions of our organization is to further the understanding of dermatologic diseases through education and research and to advance the training of future medical dermatologists. The MDS Mentorship Program is an integral part of accomplishing this mission. The Board of Directors of the MDS instituted a MDS Mentorship Program to foster interest in careers in medical dermatology, especially in the care of patients with serious dermatologic disease. Awardees spend one (1) month at an institution under the direction of a senior MDS member. This program offers offer Residents, Post-Doc Fellows, and Junior Faculty an opportunity to spend time learning from a faculty member with expertise in caring for patients with severe skin disease and ensures that we develop the next generation of medical dermatologists.
For the past decade, this program has been funded exclusively by private, individual donations. Our primary mission at the MDS is focusing on the fostering of careers in complex medical dermatology, advancing research, and the clinical care of patients with multi-organ skin disease. The Mentorship Program pairs promising trainees with mentors…and departments with unique expertise.
As part of our strategic vision, we see the Mentorship Program as an opportunity to match exceptional candidates with unique, personalized, critical career-development rotations within departments with specific expertise in complex medical dermatology. To that end, we are seeking your support and partnership in this endeavor. Funds obtained will be used to support travel and educational opportunities for awardees. These awardees are expected to engage in a mentored educational experience with a focus on early career development, and during their experience they are also encouraged to engage in research within medical dermatology. We will require awardees to develop and complete a summary project for presentation at a future MDS meeting, and hope that this experience grows the organization, and diversifies/expands the talented pool of young medical dermatologists across the country.
We have continued to grow and support this program over the years, and we are asking our medical dermatology leaders to donate towards this important opportunity. Your generous donation will enter a pool of funds for a competitive application process that is designed to match the applicant to a department experience that benefits both parties. Your support will ensure the Mentorship Program will continue and flourish.
- Support the Medical Dermatology Society Mentorship Program with a Tax-Deductible Charitable Contribution.
- All donations are greatly appreciated and will help support this important program!
- Your donation is 100% tax deductible
Support the MDS Mentorship Program Campaign, by following the link below or you can download a printable contribution form here
For additional details or any questions, please feel free to reach out to the MDS office directly for additional details.
Misha Rosenbach, MD
Medical Dermatology Society President