Health Volunteers Overseas is pleased to announce the launch of a new pediatric dermatology project in partnership with the Dermatology Institute Skin Health and Referral Center (DISHARC) in Kathmandu, Nepal. As part of this unique project, volunteers will serve as mentors to three dermatologists in training who seek to develop expertise in pediatric dermatology.
These three trainees comprise a pediatric dermatology committee established by Dr. Jha, the founder and chairman of DISHARC, and head of the dermatology department at Nepal Medical College. In the coming years, the committee hopes to launch a new pediatric dermatology clinic, train other providers—including pediatricians and dermatologists—to recognize and treat pediatric skin conditions, and establish a national pediatric dermatology society.
In addition to working with the members of the pediatric dermatology committee, volunteers will provide clinical and didactic training to residents at both Nepal Medical College & Teaching Hospital and Kathmandu Medical College & Teaching Hospital. Volunteers may also provide continuing education and professional development opportunities to faculty and staff at these two institutions.
Volunteers must be board eligible/certified with a current license to practice dermatology (active or retired) and must also be board certified in pediatric dermatology or have special expertise in that area. Volunteers with expertise in hemagiomas and vascular malformations, or pediatric dermatology surgery, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Assignments are one to four weeks. Learn more about this and other volunteer opportunities in dermatology by vising our dermatology program page.
This project is supported by the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). The AAD offers a grant to offset the costs associated with HVO volunteer assignments. This grant is available to volunteers with confirmed assignments, who are members of both AAD and HVO. Learn more on Fellowships & Funding page.
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