亞洲皮膚病理學會Asian Society of Dermatopathology

Taipei

Mackay Memorial Hospital:  International Fellowship of Dermatopathology

There The Center for Dermatopathology Training in Mackay Memorial Hospital has been accepted to become an accredited Training Centre for the ICDP-UEMS International Board Certifying Examination – Diploma in Dermatopathology (2015-2019) since Dec 2014.  

There are short-term attachment (weeks to months) or long-term (six-month to one-year) training in the International Dermatopathology Fellowship Program at Mackay Memorial Hospital. Several positions are available at any one time. 

The program provides a comprehensive dermatopathology experience. Training includes daily slide reading, clinico-pathological and academic conferences, and access to a well-organized dermatopathology slide library. A total of 36 dermatopathology topics are covered. 

From a collection of thousands of test slides, an additional 15 unknowns are reviewed as a self-test every month. Fellows are also welcome to use our complete year collection of clinical pictures, glass slides, and presentation files in the clinico-pathological conferences. 

Program director

Dr. Yu-Hung WU

Academic appointments and affiliations

  • Department of Dermatology, senior attending physician
  • Associate professor, Mackay Medical College
  • Chair, Department of Dermatology, Mackay Memorial Hospital (2007-2013)
  • Chair, Continuing Education Committee, Taiwanese Dermatological Association (2010-)
  • Editor-in Chief, Dermatologica Sinica (2007-2012)
  • Executive committee member (2007-2013) and sponser member, International Society of Dermatopathology
  • Non-resident associate, American Society of Dermatopathology
  • Foundation fellow, Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
  • International fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member, International Society of Dermatology

Qualifications

  • 1994: Board certification of dermatology, Taiwanese Dermatological Association
  • 2002: Fellowship, Dermatology & Pathology, Indiana University Hospital
  • 2005: ICDP-UEMS International Board Certification – Diploma in Dermatopathology

Program Curriculum

Fellows will read slides daily with the program director, prepare conferences, and review teaching materials in the department collection. They will develop further understanding of the skin pathology and interpretation methods, including histopathology, histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, and diagnostic molecular pathology.

3-month training

  • The fellow studies 36 topics in 3 months, (12 topics per month or 3 topics per week). 
  • The major categories are inflammatory disorders; infection and tumors of the epidermis; and appendageal tumors, soft tissue tumors, and lymphoma.

6-month training

  • The fellow studies 36 topics in 6 months, (6 topics per month or 3 topics per 2 week). 
  • The major categories are inflammatory disorders; infection and tumors of the epidermis; and appendageal tumors, soft tissue tumors, and lymphoma.
  • The fellow reviews 15 unknown slides every 2 weeks. 

1-year training

  • The fellow studies 36 topics in 12 months, (3 topics per month). 
  • The major categories are inflammatory disorders; infection and tumors of the epidermis; and appendageal tumors, soft tissue tumors, and lymphoma.
  • The fellow reviews 15 unknown slides every month. 
  • The fellow will also study clinico-pathological conference cases In addition to the comprehensive review of dermatopathology
  • The fellow has adequate time for elective work in other areas, such as the mycology laboratory or the patch test clinic. 

Facilities

The dermatopathology laboratory has a 10-headed microscope and connected with a digital camera. Clinical images are available for every patient received skin biopsy. The lab can access clinical information and images immediately. The clinical-pathological correlation is proceeded in every case before signing out the pathology report. 

The immunofluorescence images are projected into a high-resolution screen for students and trainees and recoreded by digital camera. A large immunofluorescence image archive (more than 10,000 images) is available for comparison and leraning.

There are many reference books and e-resources of journal articles. A comprehensive and well-organized slides are available for self-learning, including slides in 36 topic, more than 800 teaching slides and more than 1,600 teaching slides from self-assessment slides collected every month since 2003.

There is also a collection of previous cases of clinical-pathological conference since 2002. There are more than 2,000 slides. The database also include clinical images, powerpoint presentation file, and reference files.

Contact

The applicant must be a board-certified dermatologist or pathologist. Please submit an Application for Observership at Mackay Memorial Hospital 6 months before the desired program commences. Applications should be addressed to: 

Ms Mei-Chun Chen (Fellowship Training Program Administrator)

  • Department of Medical Education,
  • Mackay Memorial Hospital
  • 92, Sec.2, Chunshan North Road,
  • Taipei, Taiwan, 10449
  • Phone: +886-2-2543-3535 ext 2482
  • Fax:+886-2-2523-2448
  • E-mail: mmhedu@mmh.org.tw

Physicians who do not hold a valid Taiwan medical license are considered observers and may not provide direct patient care. 

For more information, please click the website of this program.