International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Enhancing Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Enhancing Care.

IPC International Fellowship Program

Additional Information

Applications for the 2023 program will open in September 2022.

Early-career dermatologists within five years of completion of training OR dermatologists currently in training (e.g. Fellow, Resident, Registrar, etc.). Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in psoriasis.

WHAT DOES THE FELLOWSHIP INVOLVE?

In-person and virtual mentoring and observation

  • Fellows are paired with an IPC Councilor or Board Member with a focus on research and/or clinical practice.
  • Fellows observe the Councilor or Board Member for a minimum of two weeks.
  • Fellow and mentor have planned communications throughout the year via in-person and virtual meetings, email, video, and other opportunities.
  • Fellows select and attend virtual co-mentoring sessions to discuss specific topics, treatment strategies, and cases involving psoriasis.

Congress attendance

  • During the year in which they are selected, Fellows attend a major scientific congress, with expenses covered. The congress may include AAD, EADV, RADLA, SID, ESDR, or other approved congresses.
  • During the congress, Fellows are invited to participate in IPC activities including working groups, symposia, and other activities.
  • Fellows will be invited to attend and present, if appropriate, at the IPC Think Tank.

Other

  • Fellows are invited to participate in ongoing IPC activities during the year of their Fellowship.
  • Fellows attend virtual classes taught by industry leading dermatologists covering a variety of psoriasis topics.
  • Fellows may be featured in various IPC communications,  including the IPC Psoriasis Review newsletter, the IPC website, and the IPC annual report.
  • Upon completion, Fellows receive on-going communications from the IPC, including the IPC Psoriasis Review newsletter and continuing education program announcements.
  • At the conclusion of the one-year fellowship, participants are required to summarize the experience and what they learned.

WHAT DOES THE FELLOWSHIP INVOLVE?

  • IPC Councilors and Board Members volunteer to host a fellow at their location. Potential sites are in Asia, Europe, Latin American, the Middle East, North America, and Oceania.
  • Fellows are matched with the IPC Councilor or Board Member that best fits their learning objectives.
  • IPC reaches out to the sites to request a placement on behalf of the fellow.

WHAT EXPENSES DOES THE FELLOWSHIP COVER?

Awarded fellows receive a stipend to cover the following expenses:

  • Travel and living expenses for the on-site observation period (up to $4,000)
  • Registration and travel-related expenses for attending one congress
  • Travel-related expenses for attending the IPC Think Tank

APPLICATION PROCESS

Complete the online application (available September 1st) and upload the following documents in PDF format:

  • Current CV
    • Your CV should include any psoriasis-related publications or research grants received
  • A 300–500-word Personal Statement, which includes:
    • Description of career goals and, in particular, the role you want to play in psoriasis
    • How you envision this fellowship impacting your future career in psoriasis and how this experience will specifically prepare you to be a leader in psoriasis
    • What motivated you to apply for this fellowship
  • One letter of recommendation from an educational or clinical supervisor, or IPC Councilor or Board Member, on the author’s official letterhead.
    • The letter should attest to the applicant’s character and potential to benefit from the fellowship.
    • This letter should describe any impact that a fellowship award could have on psoriasis care in the applicant’s institution and/or region

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications are submitted online with all supporting documents by September 30th the year before fellowship period. Applications for 2023 Fellowships will be accepted beginning September 1, 2022.

AVAILABLE SITES

Sites are available in Latin America, North America, Europe, and Asia.

IPC will provide the final site list to awarded fellows who will then select their top three choices. Final matches will be made by the Advisory Committee, comprised of IPC Board Members and Councilors.

For questions about the IPC International Fellowship Program, please send an email to Fellowship@psoriasiscouncil.org.    

Fellowship Program Advisory Committee

WORKING TOWARDS CONTINUAL PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE IPC INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS

Project Description

The IPC International Fellowship Program Advisory Committee is comprised of IPC Board Members and Councilors who work to ensure that the further development of IPC’s Fellowship program is in keeping with and in support of IPC’s strategic plan in partnership with the executive team. Together they review, analyze, and generate new ideas to work towards continual program improvement in the best interests of the past, present and future IPC International Fellows.

Project Leaders

Lars Iversen, MD, DMSc

Aarhus University Hospital

Aarhus, Denmark

IPC Board Member

Bio

Elise Kleyn, PhD, MBChB, FRCP

University of Manchester, Royal NHS Foundation Trust Salford

Manchester, United Kingdom

Bio

Working Group Members

  • Marc Bourcier, Canada
  • Kelly Cordoro, United States
  • Paolo Gisondi, Italy
  • Colin Theng, Singapore
  • Fernando Valenzuela, Chile