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Clinical Attachment in
Skin Cancer Medicine
Vienna, Austria


Program overview

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 specialists of the Department of Dermatology and see patients with multiple nevi and multiple skin cancers, including melanoma.

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). 

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The facility

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.


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). 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.

Program outline

The program can be tailored individually to the participant’s 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

Dr Harald Kittler
Professor at the Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Dr Harald Kittler has a special clinical interest in dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions. His main research interest is digital dermoscopy, follow-up of pigmented skin lesions, and computer assisted digital dermoscopy. Harald has been working for 10 years in the field of dermoscopy and has published a number of scientific articles especially in the field of digital dermoscopy and dermoscopic follow-up of melanocytic nevi.
Professor Philipp Tschandl
Prof Philipp Tschandl

Dermatology Resident at Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Dr Philipp Tschandl graduated from the Medical University of Vienna where he also obtained his PhD degree. His main research field is skin cancer, especially its early diagnosis through dermatoscopy, and the teaching of that method. He is an executive board member of the International Dermoscopy Society, secretary of the National Dermatopathology Society in Austria, and member of the Fostering Trainee Education Committee of the EADV.

Philipp is teaching dermatology in the core curricula of Human and Dental Medicine, lectures continuously on dermatoscopy at national and international meetings and workshops, and co-organised the 4th World Congress of Dermoscopy 2015 in Vienna. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles and is co-author of a major dermatoscopy textbook which has been translated into multiple languages.

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.

For more information on Vienna please click here


Clinical attachment
Vienna, Austria

Two-day program: $2995

Five-day program: $4995


  • No assessment 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

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

 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

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 – Australia” to confirm completion.


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