Entries are now open for the 2024 Louis Forman RSM Fellowship Award.

Applications must be submitted by Thursday 2nd May (13:00 BST) in order to be considered further for support. Completed, eligible applications will be forwarded to the Grants Advisory Committee in May. Applicants can expect to be notified with the outcome of their applications by August 2024.

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About the Louis Forman RSM Fellowship Award

There are areas of specialist clinical practice in Dermatology which overlap with other medical or surgical disciplines. The many specialties which intersect with Dermatology include Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases, Plastic Surgery, GU Medicine, Immunology, Oncology, and Psychiatry. Increasingly, joint clinics and combined services are becoming the principal model for managing patients with complex multi-system disorders. Funds from the Louis Forman Foundation have been released to fund a Fellowship which provides the award-holder a six-month period of training in a specialty allied to Dermatology. The aim of the Fellowship is to extend the individual’s clinical skills beyond the curriculum limits of Dermatology training and to provide the Fellow with a springboard for future collaborative working between complementary disciplines.

Criteria and Conditions

The Louis Forman RSM Fellowship Award is a post-CCT fellowship available to UK Dermatology trainees. The application process includes an interview with the Forman Fellowship Grant Advisory Board. The award holder must embark on the fellowship within six months of completing their Dermatology training.

The Fellowship is for six months only. The salary, administered by the host NHS Trust, is £30,000.00. The Fellow will be based in a Department of Dermatology (the host) but will spend >50% of their time gaining clinical experience in the partnership specialty (the collaborator). The activity should comprise at least 60% direct clinical care. During the fellowship the Fellow will undertake a piece of clinical audit which embraces an area of overlap between Dermatology and the allied specialty. At completion of the Fellowship the audit will be presented at a meeting of the RSM’s Section of Dermatology.

Mentorship and supervision

The applicant must be supported by a consultant in the institution’s Dermatology Department (the host), by a consultant in the allied specialty (the collaborator) and by a manager from the host department.

Please note: The British Skin Foundation is no longer be able to provide feedback for unsuccessful grant applications

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