Announcement Details

Applications invited for IADVL International Dermatopathology Observership 2023

Sep 21 2023

Dear IADVLite

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

2.  Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA (slot available after July 2025)

  Director: Dr Omar Sanguieza 

  Department of Pathology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

   Winston Salem, NC 27157

3. 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 

             (Selected candidates  pay tuition fee  NT$10,000 per month, approx. 26,000INR)

             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 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 30th October, 2023. Candidates will be selected by SIG Dermatopathology. Results would be announced by 30th November, 2023. 

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 30th October 2023 along with your CV.


Dr Lalit Gupta                                                                        Dr Vijay Zawar

Chairperson, IADVL Academy                                              President, IADVL


Dr Rashmi Jindal                                                                    Dr Dinesh K Devaraj

Convener, IADVL Academy                                                  Hon. Secretary General, IADVL

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