One in every three diagnosed cancer is a skin cancer; therefore, dermatologists should be at the forefront of leading techniques for the care of skin cancer patients. One such technique is Mohs Micrographic surgery (MMS) also known as margin-controlled excision; a specialised surgical technique that aims to completely remove the skin cancer and leave as much healthy skin tissue as possible.
In contrast to the US and Australia, the availability of MMS in Europe is very limited. The EADV aims to expand the number of European Mohs surgeons and offer the best possible care for skin cancer patients.
The Erasmus University Medical Center (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) is among the largest MMS centres in Europe. They perform approximately 1700 MMS procedures annually and have a formal training program for MMS.
Professor Tamar Nijsten and his faculty are offering a six-month EADV sponsored MMS fellowship to a highly motivated dermatologist. One of the most important eligibility criteria is that applicants continue MMS after completing their fellowship in their country of residence.
Six months of certified training with top MMS surgeons from the Department of Dermatology, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The start date in 2022 will be discussed between the awardee and the Erasmus MC.
15.000€ funding to cover travel and accommodation costs
European EADV Specialist Members.
Sufficient knowledge and skills in surgery.
The awardee must have the possibility to put MMS into practice after finishing the fellowship either by opening a Mohs unit or by contributing to an existing unit in an academic hospital-based department of dermatology within Europe.
Applications for a fellowship starting in 2023 are expected to open in January 2022