Children's skin diseases include diverse and specific skin diseases such as eczema, allergic disorders, bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral skin infections, congenital diseases, cutaneous manifestations of internal diseases including metabolic, rheumatologic, genetic syndromes and immunodeficiency disorders, etc. The difference in the nature of the manifestations, the different characteristics of the treatments and the specific needs of this population group has motivated a group of dermatologists in the past few decades to focus on diagnosis, treatment, education and research on skin disorders in children such that currently this field is being taught as a subspecialty or fellowship course in many valid scientific countries.
In our country, due to its young population and grand strategy of an increase in the population growth, the need for this field has been felt more than before. Accordingly, in 2015, the national program for development of children's dermatology fellowship was put on the agenda of the committee that was formed for this purpose. This program was completed in due time, approved and later handed in to the related universities for implementation. This committee welcomes the valuable opinions of the experts in this field to revise its programs. We hope that this program can promote education, research, diagnostic and therapeutic services for children's skin disorders.
The pediatric dermatology fellowship is a clinical course whose graduates are involved in the prevention, treatment and cure of children’s skin diseases who provide the society with their knowledge and skills in education, research and healthcare.
1-To train specialists who are up-to-date, competent, responsible, and sensitive to the health of individuals and society in the specialized field of pediatric dermatology so that they can provide the society with their expertise in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, education, and research.
2-In next ten years' time, we can reach global standards in the field of quantitative and qualitative training of specialized workforce and will be among top countries of the region in terms of research and knowledge production.
Expected Competencies at the End of the Program
Specific Competencies and Skills
At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following Procedural Skills (Diagnostic-Therapeutic Measures):
KOH Smear (in the laboratory)
Mineral oil examination in parasitic diseases
Direct examination of hair
Skin lesion curettage
Cauterization of skin lesions
Cryotherapy of skin lesions Patch test in dermatitis
Excision of skin lesions smaller than 5 mm in the face and those smaller than 1 cm in other parts of the body
Laser therapy using different techniques Phototherapy using PUVA and NBUVB
Photography with a digital camera Leishmaniasis smear
General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.
Specific Requiremetns: Holding an M.D. or M.B.B.S. degree. Having and approved specialty in Dermatology Diseases received in Iran or abroad.
The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.
Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.
However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.
Education Fees and Yearly Expenses
For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.
Duration: 18 months.
For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Pediatric Dermatology
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