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Clinical Attachment in
Skin Cancer Medicine
Lyon, France


Program overview

The dominant areas of study covered by The Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 are science and medicine. Attached to the university are the "Hospices civils de Lyon" including the "Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud", which is the largest teaching hospital in the Rhône-Alpes region and second largest in France. Out of the 2630 faculty 700 are also medical practitioners at local teaching hospitals.

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The facility

The Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud is located in the south-west suburb of Lyon and treats patients from the Rhone-Alpes-Auvergne region (7,75 million inhabitants). It provides expertise in all disciplines – both medical and surgical – and offers a wide range of human, technical and logistical resources to ensure that they provide care, training, research, medical innovation as well as disease prevention and health education. 


Entry requirements

The clinical attachment program is aimed at qualified general practitioners with a clinical interest in skin cancer medicine who have completed the HealthCert Skin Cancer Medicine or Surgery courses (or equivalent). The program can be tailored to nurses and practice managers.   

Program outline

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

  • Sessions in consulting and theatre
  • Full-body skin examinations, consultation, and dermoscopy
  • Biopsy techniques (punch and shave)
  • Cryotherapy, curettage, field treatments
  • Ellipse and direct repair
  • Flaps and grafts


Meet your instructors

Prof Luc Thomas
Professor and Chairman Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Lyon, France

Dr Luc Thomas was Board-certified in dermatology in 1989 at Lyon 1 University. He was trained as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School in 1990 and 1991, and obtained his PhD degree at Lyon 1 University in 1993. He became full professor of dermatology in 1996, first class professor in dermatology in 2009, and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology of Lyon 1 University - Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud in 2003. He obtained his Board certification in Clinical Oncology in 2013.

Luc’s main research fields include skin oncology, early diagnosis of melanoma, dermoscopy, skin surgery and nail diseases. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed scientific articles in international journals, is the co-editor of four books published in several languages and co-author of more than 25 books. He has lectured at many international meetings, is an associate editor of Dermatology, a member of the board of the International Dermoscopy Society, a past member of the board and treasurer of the French Society of Dermatology from 2000 to 2003, and treasurer of the World Congress of Dermatology in Paris in 2002.

Dr Alice Phan
Pediatric Dermatology
Dr Stéphane Dalle
Oncodermatology and Skin Lymphoma
Mona Amini-Adlé
Department of Dermatology, Lyon 1 University, Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud


Dr Nicolas Poulalhon
Dermato-Oncology and Genetics
Dr Olivier Béatrix
Cancer Surgery
Dr Stébastien Debarbieux
Inflammatory Skin Diseases and Skin Manifestations of Internal Diseases
Dr Stéphane Dalle
Oncodermatology and Skin Lymphoma


Program delivery

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 skin cancer facility. Participants will further develop their clinical knowledge by observing experienced skin cancer doctors, participating in case discussions and asking questions on all aspects of skin cancer 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.

Important dates

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.

Travel & stay

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.

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Clinical attachment
Lyon, France

Two-day program: $2995

Five-day program: $4995


  • No assessment is required for this activity
  • Supervised Clinical Attachments qualify for Performance Review CPD hours
Skin Cancer Medicine Clinical Attachment

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

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

I spent a week at the Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre and it was great. The clinical attachment really covered most of the areas I had issues with and the team provided me with great answers to my questions.

Dr F. Fathi

The Clinical Attachment at Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre was excellent! The purpose of the attachment was to see surgical procedures being performed. Both Dr Colin Armstrong and Dr Victor Harling are exemplary primary care surgeons and their work is of the highest standard. I would highly recommend this attachment for anyone who wants to see how skin cancer surgery should be done.

Dr M. Inskip

 My visit to the Redcliffe Skin Cancer Centre was very exciting and interesting with innovative and unexpected “twists” here and there. Most of all, I appreciated you giving me unlimited access into your organisation and insights on how things should be done. You have inspired me and I have "converted" to skin cancer management. I thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to experience your environment and I would like to thank every one of the friendly staff at the centre for their support. Anyone interested in pursuing skin cancer management should not miss the opportunity to visit your clinic.

Dr D. Sulava

In Lyon, France, Luc Thomas is the head of a unit with a particular interest in both melanoma and non-melanoma cancers of the nail. These are uncommon tumours and are seen very infrequently even in full-time skin cancer practice in Australia. Luc was an excellent and patient mentor and I would definitely recommend this attachment.

Dr M. Inskip

Certification & accreditation

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” to confirm completion.


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