In collaboration with cosmetic medical clinics, the HealthCert clinical attachments program provides GPs with practical support training in the art and science of aesthetic medicine. Participants will have the unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge of procedures in dedicated facilities by observing experts and participating in patient consultations. This may include all aspects of treatment including initial consultations and patient treatment options as well as various procedures, use of equipment and patient follow-ups. Participants will increase the safety and accuracy of their work, deepen their understanding of establishing and operating a successful aesthetic practice, and gain the confidence to independently perform various procedures on their patients.
The doctor-owned cosmetic medical clinic Southern Cosmetics is located in Bayside Melbourne. The team specialises in dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections and treats patients with a variety of cosmetic and dermatological conditions such as acne, ageing and sun damage, fungal nail infections, hyperhidrosis, pigmentation, rosacea and spider veins. Further services offered in the clinic include mole and skin tag removal, spider veins treatment, IPL skin rejuvenation, Radiofrequency skin rejuvenation and tightening, laser wrinkle reduction, facials and mineral make-up, chemical peels, LED light treatment, cosmetic and reconstructive tattooing, microdermabrasion, and hair removal.
The clinical attachment program is aimed at qualified general practitioners with a clinical interest in aesthetic medicine and the wish to subspecialise in this field. Furthermore, applicants must have successfully completed the HealthCert Professional Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine.
The program can be tailored individually to the participant’s special interests and activities may include, but are not limited to:
Dr Jenny Kimmins
Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia
Dr Nicholas Kokotis
Cosmetic and Medical Laser Physician
Dr Kristen Johansen
Dr Sara Tarafi
Medical professionals can apply for a two-day or five-day program where they will experience first-hand the day-to-day operations and interactions of an efficient cosmetic medical clinic. Participants will further develop their knowledge by observing experienced aesthetic medicine physicians, participating in patient consultations and asking questions on all aesthetic medicine services and patient care.
Please note that we can’t guarantee any specific procedures due to the nature of clinical work and the type of patients seen on certain days.
Medical professionals must submit their application with their preferred dates at least one month prior to the program commencement date. HealthCert will contact Southern Cosmetics and arrange for the placement of the applicant at the host facility. Participants must commence the program latest six months after their application has been accepted.
Participants are expected to independently organise and fund their travel and accommodation throughout the duration of the program. Southern Cosmetics will provide day time activities from 9am to 5pm during weekdays only.
Our programs have been designed with affordability in mind. Tuition options are as follows:
No assessment is required for this activity. However for members of the RACGP who wish to qualify for Category 1 CPD points certain records must be kept and session summaries completed. See the CPD section below.
For members of the