Dr. Frederick Kalz Bursary
This bursary provides support for dermatology residents who wish to gain a research-focused learning experience related to study of the skin. Electives can be from 4-8 weeks, with reimbursement up to $4,000.
Dr. Geeta Yadav
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)
While at MSKCC in New York, August–September 2015
I chose to do my elective at MSKCC because it is a world-renowned cancer centre and also the practice location of Dr. Ashfaq Marghoob, a leader and expert in the field of dermoscopy and author of a distinguished textbook on the subject.
I believe this extra training with Dr. Marghoob gave me more experience to manage complex patients, and to start my academic practice with an extra set of tools … to teach residents and provide better care to my patients
Dr. Kyle Cullingham
While at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, N.Z., March–April 2015
The focus of this elective was spent on improving my skills in dermoscopy with respect to diagnosing early melanomas and other pigmented and non-pigmented skin lesions. I also had the opportunity to undertake a research project focusing on streamlining incoming General Practitioner referral letters, based on ABCDE criteria, to improve the triage process for suspicious lesions. Overall, this was a valuable learning experience and I definitely improved my dermoscopy skills and gained insight into how to potentially start up a virtual lesion clinic in Canada.