Mohs Technician Training Program
The Mohs Technician Training Program was created by the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) to elevate the national standard of Mohs Histotechnology and strive toward a common level of excellence of Mohs Technicians. The Mohs Technician Training Program is designed to provide improved slide preparation technique to current Mohs Technicians whose employers recommend and approve such training. It should be noted that this training is not an official Histotech Certification program, nor is it intended to substitute training for techs with no experience. The Mohs Technician Training Program is designed to further enhance the performance and quality of work to established Mohs technicians with at least six months of experience in Mohs and are comfortable with using a cryostat.
There are two different Advanced Mohs Technician Training Program training options:
- Group trainings - classroom setting that supports both a comfortable lecture environment as well access to state of the art laboratory equipment for the hands-on portion of training. Currently offered three times a year.
- Customized personal trainings - designed as an intensive troubleshooting session, the personal Mohs Technician Training is tailored to meet the needs and goals of the trainee. This two-day training is scheduled at the trainee's workplace. Additional information is available here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate in the Advanced Mohs Technician Training Program?
The Advanced Mohs Technician Training Program is open to technicians who have at least six months experience in Mohs and are comfortable with using a cryostat.
How does the training work?
After submitting an enrollment form, the ASMH office will match you with a trainer. You and your trainer will determine the dates that work best for you, as well as decide on the curriculum for the upcoming training. This two-day training program is designed to be specific to the areas in which you would like to improve your skills. As the trainee, you or your office are liable for both the training fee and any travel or lodging costs necessary to complete the training in your facility.
What happens after the training?
After training is complete, you and your trainer will complete evaluations and other necessary paperwork for processing by the ASMH office. While there is no official certification for Mohs technicians, you will get a certificate for completion of training. Mohs Technician training is also approved for continuing education unit (CEU) contact hours by the National Society for Histotechnology, and you will also be eligible to receive credit for those hours.
About the Trainers
Mohs Technician Training Program trainers are approved for the program after an application process and slide review by a panel of ACMS surgeons. These trainers are required to complete subsequent slide reviews periodically to maintain their status as trainers.
Become a Trainer
If you are interested in becoming a trainer with the Mohs Technician Training Program, you can download the requirement information and application materials.
Current Mohs Technician Training Program trainers:
Norma L. Anderson, HT (ASCP)
Jeremy Kampp, MD, FACMS
UW Dermatology Center
Joyce L. Bidwell, MA
Mark A. Cohen, MD, FACMS
Kansas City Skin and Cancer Center
Kansas City, MO
Linda R. Cesario, DPM, HT (ASCP)
Gangaram Ragi, MD, FACMS
Advanced Laser & Skin Cancer Center
Susan L. Cushing
Glenn D. Goldman, MD, FACMS
University of Vermont Medical Center
Daniel H. Gong, MS, MBA, C-PM, CWMP
Daniel B. Eisen, MD, FACMS
Jayne Joo, MD
UC Davis Health Dermatology Mohs Laboratories
Marci L. Lorio, RMA
Jonathan L. Bingham, MD, FACMS
Great Falls Clinic
Great Falls, MT
Reginald M. Manney
Cristina I. Tarantola, MD, FACMS
Marilyn McCulloch, CLT
Faramarz H. Samie, MD, FACMS
Jesse M. Lewin, MD
Columbia University- NYPH/Herbert Irving Cancer Center
New York, NY
Stephanie S. Petrow, HT
James G. Lahti, MD, MPH, FACMS
Dermatology Partners of the North Shore Surgical Center
Ana I. Santos, CMA
Aradhna Saxena, MD, FACMS
Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Institute, PC
Fort Washington, PA
Thomas E. Sturm, HT (ASCP)
John G. Hancox, MD, FACMS
Mountain State Medical Specialties