In collaboration with cosmetic medical clinics, the HealthCertclinical 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
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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.
Haly Health & Skin Medical Centre is located in Kingaroy, Queensland. The medical centre provides a variety of treatments to promote skin health, including skin cancer scanning and procedures, skin health checks, and cosmetic medical therapy. The team carefully selects and combines treatments to address patients' varying skin conditions; treatments include microdermabrasion and sonophoresis, Dermapen skin needling, photodynamic light therapy, acne treatments, Botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers, radiosurgery, Surgitron, chemical peels, laser treatments, skin rejuvenation packages, and skin cancer checks, diagnosis and treatment.
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 no limited to:
Dr Jenny Kimmins
MBBS, FRACGP, Dip. Derm
Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia
Aesthetic Medicine Physician and Medical Director at Southern Cosmetics, Victoria
HealthCert Course Chair for Aesthetic Medicine
Dr Nicholas Kokotis
Aesthetic Medicine Physician and Medical Director at Southern Cosmetics
Skin Cancer Physician and Medical Director at Bluff Road Medical Centre
Dr Isabelle Jonsson
MB Ch B FRACGP FACRRM FACSCM FSCCA
M.Med in Primary Skin Cancer Medicine
Senior Lecturer, Skin Cancer, The University of Queensland
General practitioner at Haly Health & Skin Medical Centre, Queensland, Australia
Director, Skin Cancer College Australasia
Dr Isabelle Jonsson-Lear is a grass roots rural procedure GP currently located in Kingaroy, Queensland. She trained in South Africa and obtained MBChB in 1976. Isabelle emigrated to Australia in 1999 and has since obtained FRACGP and FACRRM, and is a Fellow of the Skin Cancer College Australasia. She has many years of rural experience both here and in South Africa and understands the difficulties of being an OTD and the lack of access to a peer support group and assistance. One of Isabelle’s aims is to empower GPs with procedural skills especially in skin cancer, and to help train those who do not possess the necessary skills. She is devoted to education and is an established educator with The University of Queensland, Bond University and John Flynn Medical School.
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.
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. They are responsible for their own insurance and a disclaimer must be signed for HealthCert and partners. The hosting facility will provide day time activities from 9am to 5pm during weekdays only.
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