Maria Duran Fellowships for Female Resident Doctors in Dermatology from Developing Countries

Maria Duran Fellowship

Course(s) Offered: Medicine (dermatology)
Course Level: Fellowship (residency)
Provider: ISD
Country to Study in: Any country

Scholarship Description
The International Society of Dermatology (ISD), through the Maria M. Duran Committee, offers the Maria Duran Fellowship to female resident doctors in Dermatology, particularly those in third world countries.

The 2019 Maria Duran Fellowship Application will be for the ISD meeting scheduled as follows:
  • Meeting: World Congress of Dermatology
  • Place: Milan, Italy
  • Dates: June 10-15, 2019
The Maria M. Duran Committee wishes to recognize potential future female leaders in international dermatology by awarding the Maria Duran Fellowship to honor the memory of Maria M. Duran, MD, former Secretary-General and Executive Vice-President of the International Society of Dermatology.

Maria Duran Fellowship (by International Society of Dermatology)

The following criteria apply to all applicants:
  • Female residents in dermatology or within one year of training completion/board examinations.
  • Preference will be given to those from third world countries.
  • Preference will be given to those living closer to the location of the ISD meeting.
  • A Letter of recommendation from the Chair of the applicant’s training program and a letter from the applicant's local/ regional/national dermatologic society.
  • Preference given to those under the age of 35 years at the time of the meeting (copy of passport)
  • Proficiency in English to deliver presentation at the meeting (date and time to be determined).
  • Agreement to prepare a report for the IJD about the meeting she attended.
  • Applicants must prepare a budget for submission with the application.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL developing countries (the international dermatologic community)

Participating Institutions
International Society of Dermatology (ISD)

Number of awards
One to two fellowships each year

Sponsorship duration
Dates for the 2019 event: June 10-15, 2019

Scholarship benefits
Fellowships of up to US $1000 each year to attend an ISD meeting where she will present a poster or oral presentation and registration fees to that meeting will be waived/paid.

Method of Application
All applications must be made online on the official website.

You must submit an abstract with your application. An application that includes a copy of the abstract, must be completed on the official website. Other relevant information required will include: Letter of endorsement, Description of why you would like to attend the meeting, Brief budget, and Brief biography (not a complete CV).

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information and also to access the online application form.

The deadline for submission of all 2019 applications is November 1, 2018

The International Society of Dermatology was founded by Drs. Aldo Castellani and Frederick Reiss in 1959. The organization was initially the "International Society of Tropical Dermatology". The Society had a particular interest in global dermatology and tropical skin diseases but also had a broad interest in all aspects of dermatology as basic sciences, venereology and public health and in teaching dermatology in developing countries. Membership was open to all physicians with an interest in tropical medicine.

Application Deadline: 1 November 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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  1. Who is allowed to provide cosmetic dermatology services in Japan, such as botox, chemical peels, and permanent hair removal?

    1. Hello @jowdjbrown you may have to visit the website of the International Society of Dermatology to ask them that question as we are unable to answer your question? Specifically however, I believe your question will be best answered by the Ministry of Health of the Japanese government. You can find their link here: