AACD – Association of Academic Dermatology – TheAACD.org

Cosmetic Mentorship Program


The AACD Cosmetic Mentorship Program aims to facilitate mentorship of faculty who are interested in cosmetic dermatology. All AACD members are invited to participate in the Mentorship Program. 

Mission and Goals
  • To develop future leaders in the field of academic cosmetic dermatology
  • To facilitate professional relationships within the AACD and between institutions
  • To produce research and contributions to the literature and the field of cosmetic dermatology 
  • Mentors and mentees must be current members of the AACD
  • Who: AACD members only. Last year, 70% of members participated, making it the AACD’s most popular initiative!
  • Duration: One year, beginning and ending each year at the AACD Annual Meeting, which is held in the Fall
  • Frequency of meetings: Meetings should be conducted at least quarterly
  • Location of meetings: Meetings may be in person or over the phone/Zoom/etc.
  • Low commitment: We encourage meeting with your mentor/mentee once per quarter and (only if desired) you can also produce a deliverable together, such as patient handouts or a slide deck
In-person Networking
  • Time is set aside at the AACD Annual Meeting each year for all mentors and mentees to network in-person.
How to Apply
  • Complete the survey linked below (must be logged in with up-to-date dues to view link)
  • Applications submitted by November 12, 2023 will be eligible to participate in the 2023-2024 cycle. Applications received after this will be set aside for 2024-2025
  • Mentors and mentees will be paired by the mentorship committee
  • Please email info@theaacd.org for additional information

Thank you for your interest in this mentorship program.  We look forward to reading your submission and to partnering with you in your career development and success.

From the AACD Cosmetic Mentorship Committee