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American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS)

Founded in 1967 by Dr. Frederic E. Mohs, the pioneering creator of the Mohs micrographic surgical technique, the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) is the only organization that requires its members to have successfully completed an extensive one- to two-year ACMS-approved fellowship training program after they have completed their years of residency training.

During training, ACMS members must have participated in at least 500 Mohs micrographic surgery cases under the supervision of an experienced, ACMS-approved Mohs surgeon.  ACMS surgeons have learned to precisely identify the tumor, remove it with minimal damage to the surrounding healthy tissue, and reconstruct the wound.