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The purpose of this study is to illustrate demographic trends among Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) Fellowship Directors. Our search was constructed from the 2022 to 2023 Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship Directory on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) website. Datapoints gathered included: age, sex, residency/fellowship training location, time since training completion until FD appointment, length in FD role, and personal research H-index. We identified 77 FDs, of which all 77 were included in this study. The mean age was 55.5 years; 55 (71.4%) were men and 20 (26.0%) were women. Most of the FDs who completed the survey did not self-report ethnicity or race, so these measures were not included. The top residency institutions that produced the most FDs were Cleveland Clinic (n = 4), Mayo Clinic (n = 4), New York University Medical Center (NYU, n = 4), and University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA, n = 4); the top fellowship institutions were NYU (n = 7), UCLA (n = 5), Cleveland Clinic (n = 4), and Geisinger Medical Center (n = 4). The mean H-index was 15.9, the mean number of peer-reviewed publications was 71, and the mean time from training completion until FD appointment was 10 years. Our results indicate that a majority of FDs are men (71.4%) and that FDs are more likely to have graduated from certain residency and fellowship programs.

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We would like to thank the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American College of Mohs Surgeons (ACMS) for publicly publishing fellowship director data.

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KM, SC, and BS conceived the study. Material preparation and data collection were performed by KM and IR. Data analysis was performed by BS and ZZ. KM and SC wrote the first draft of the manuscript. KN commented on previous versions of the manuscript and reviewed the final manuscript.

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Mashoudy, K.D., Choragudi, S., Schachner, B. et al. Trends in Mohs surgery fellowship directors. Arch Dermatol Res 316, 46 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00403-023-02786-0

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