International Fellowship Program
The Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of Dermatology International Fellows Program, led by Dr. Gil Yosipovitch, offers comprehensive clinical research experience tailored to the needs of the fellow. Working with internationally recognized clinicians, fellows will gain clinical skills that will serve them and their patients in the future.
Fellows are expected to productively participate in the clinical research activities of the Department of Dermatology, are expected to publish one or more clinical research articles during their fellowship and are expected to make at least one presentation.
The Department of Dermatology at Wake Forest School of Medicine is one of the most academically active dermatology programs in the United States in both cutting edge research and clinical work. It is located in one of the largest tertiary care centers on the eastern seaboard.
The Department is one of the 20 leading dermatology programs in the country. Residents consistently rate the program in the top 10 in the U.S., in part due to the quality of teaching.
To provide a clinical educational program for medical school graduates who are planning to pursue a career in the field of Dermatology.
The Training Program Includes
- Instruction on using new immunomodulators for psoriasis and other inflammatory disease
- A skin bioengineering lab to evaluate skin physiology in systemic and skin disease
- Epidemiologic study of skin disease in conjunction with our Center for Dermatology Research
- Health economics in dermatology
- Hair disorders clinic
- Laser clinic and cosmetic dermatology
- An active grand rounds program
- Dermatopathology sessions
- Pediatric dermatology clinic
The Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of Dermatology International Fellowship offers six-month, one-year and two-year programs with rolling enrollment to suit the needs of the fellows.
While fellows will not be involved in direct patient care, they will be incorporated into the daily curriculum in both the clinical and research regimens.
Applicants for all three programs must be medical school graduates and must provide a copy of their medical school diploma and medical license. Applicants must be proficient in both verbal and written English.
A letter of recommendation is required from a supervisor, sponsor or someone who knows you professionally.
Applicants are responsible for securing all necessary visas and documentation.
Requirements for Completion
- At least one publication
- A minimum of two internal presentations
- Completion of projects
Outstanding candidates (those who exceed curricular requirements) may be eligible to receive funding to extend their stay.
The Department of Dermatology International Fellows program is committed to providing ample opportunities for fellows to fulfill the basic requirements of the program.
Every candidate who successfully completes the program will receive a Certificate of Completion.
The six-month, one-year and two-year programs cost, respectively, $14,000, $22,000 and $38,000. Applicants may seek funding from their own governments or institutions. Scholarships may become available in the future.