Entries for the 2022 Louis Forman RSM Fellowship Award are now closed.

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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.

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