Clinical Attachment
in Dermatology
Vienna, Austria

HCE and Vienna


The Medical University of Vienna is the largest medical organisation in Austria, as well as one of the top-level research institutions in Europe and provides Europe's largest hospital, the Vienna General Hospital, with all of its medical staff. You will work with the residents and experts of the Department of Dermatology and see patients with various dermatological conditions. You will also have the unique opportunity to participate in grand rounds, and observe and perform in-vivo diagnostic methods (dermatoscopy, digital dermatoscopy, confocal microscopy).


The Medical University Vienna (short: MedUni Vienna) is one of the most traditional medical education and research facilities in Europe. With almost 7,500 students, it is currently the largest medical training centre in the German-speaking countries. With its 27 university clinics, three clinical institutes, 12 centres of theoretical medicine and numerous highly specialised laboratories it is also one of the most significant top research institutions of Europe in the bio-medical sector. The Medical University of Vienna is the largest medical organisation in Austria, as well as one of the top-level research institutions in Europe and provides Europe's largest hospital, the Vienna General Hospital, with all of its medical staff. The Vienna General Hospital has about 100,000 patients treated as inpatients and 605,000 treated as outpatients each year.

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Entry Requirements

The clinical attachment program is aimed at qualified general practitioners with a clinical interest in dermatology who have completed the HealthCert Professional Certificate of Dermatology. Please note: The program is not suitable for and cannot be attended by nurses.

The university requires a Master degree as one of the entry requirements for this clinical attachment. However, if you have an MBBS, the Master degree is not necessary as the university considers the MBBS as equivalent to a European Master degree.

Entry requirements can be found here.


The program can be tailored to the participant’s special interests, and presentations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Inflammatory skin diseases
  • Hereditary skin diseases
  • Blistering diseases
  • Dermatology in general medicine
  • Occupational skin diseases


Your instructors are among the world's most esteemed experts in skin cancer medicine, including:
Prof Harald Kittler

Prof Harald Kittler


Professor of Dermatology at Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Philipp Tschandl


Dermatology Resident at Medical University of Vienna AustriaHospital & Health Care


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 world class dermatology facility. Participants will further develop their clinical knowledge by observing experts, participating in case discussions and asking questions on all aspects of treatment 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 the facility 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.

Please note that approximately three to four months’ notice may be required to facilitate desired booking dates for clinical attachments outside Australia.


Participants are expected to independently organise and fund their travel and accommodation throughout the duration of the program. The hosting facility will provide day time activities from 9am to 5pm during weekdays only.


For more information on Vienna please click here


Two-day program


Five-day program




No assessment is required for this activity.


Supervised Clinical Attachments qualify for Performance Review CPD hours.

  • Must be a minimum of three contact hours.
  • Review the guides and templates available from RACGP and ACRRM prior to commencing a Clinical Attachment to ensure you document all requirements for this self-submitted activity.
  • HealthCert Education will provide a “Certificate of Clinical Attachment – Australia” to confirm completion.

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The structured clinical attachment at the Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre has provided an excellent first-hand experience and insight into many procedural aspects of skin cancer medicine management. It is a well-organised program which has afforded me good practical experience in this expanding area of medical practice. Thoroughly recommended.

Dr A. McIntosh, VIC


I had a recent two-day clinical attachment at Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre. It is a new purpose-built practice and really showed me how to run a very high-standard skin cancer practice. All the staff are very friendly and highly efficient. The doctors are very keen to teach and I left with many new techniques and ideas. I can recommend this attachment to any doctor with an interest in skin cancer.

Dr J. Bushell, SA

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