Announcement Details

Announcement of International Dermatopathology Observerships-2018

Nov 12 2018

Dear Members

Applications are invited from IADVL members resident in India for Dermatopathology observerships at the following centres:

  1. University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Dermatopathology Service, San Francisco, California, USA

             Director: Dr Philip Le Boit

             UCSF Dermatopathology

            1701 Divisadero St. #280

            San Francisco, CA 94115

  1. MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

             Director: Dr Victor G. Prieto, MD, PhD 

              Department of Pathology

              UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

             1515 Holcombe Blvd Unit 85

             Houston TX 77030

  1. Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Director: Dr Yu-Hung Wu, MD

Asst. Professor, Dept of Dermatology

             Director, Centre for Evidence Based Medicine

             Mackay Memorial Hospital, No 92, Sec 2, Chung Shan N Road

           Taipei, Taiwan

  1. National Skin Centre, Singapore

              Director : Dr TAN Suat Hoon

              Clinical Assoc.Professor

              Director, NSC

            1 Mandalay Rd, Singapore 308205




These are observerships, with the date of commencement and the duration being decided by the centre and the applicant. The IADVL will pay a maximum of six candidates in a year a scholarship/stipend of Rs 1,00,000 each. No stipend would be provided by centres, but they have agreed to waive off the course fees except administrative fee of S$500 per month at National Skin Centre, Singapore and NT$10,000 per month at Taiwan centre.


The scheme is open for Life Members resident in India. PLMs who have passed their examination may apply, but would be required to convert to LM before they are awarded the scholarship. Persons who have shown interest in dermatopathology (i.e. presented or published papers) or worked in the field of dermatopathology or in academic positions may be preferred.  Candidates are expected to possess appropriate travel requirements such as passport, permission to avail leave for the required period (if employed), etc. The candidates would get a certificate from the centre on completion. They are expected to participate in IADVL SIG Dermatopathology activities and serve the dermatopathology needs of the members and the community on their return.

Process of application: Candidates will have to apply using the attached application form with their detailed CV and also indicate their preferred centre from the above. The last date of application is 7th December, 2018. Candidates will be selected by SIG Dermatopathology. Results would be announced by 30th December, 2018.

The selected candidates will be given a recommendation letter from the IADVL for an Obsevership at that centre and they will then have to apply to the concerned centre and discuss the date, duration and other details of the course.  Candidates will be expected to submit a report on the fellowship on completion. Please note that it will take at least six months to one year for the formalities to be completed and that all arrangements, including travel, visa and accommodation, will have to be made by the candidates.

Please fill up and send the attached form to and to by 7th December 2018.

Dr Sudhir Nayak and Dr Maitreyee Panda

IADVL Observerships Coordinators


Dr K.A.Seetharam                                      Dr Deepika Pandhi

Chairperson, IADVL Academy                  Convener, IADVL Academy

Dr Ramesh Bhat                                          Dr Umashankar Nagaraju

President, IADVL                                         Hon. Secretary General, IADVL



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