In 2022, four doctors undertook the second year of the Master of Medicine in Dermatology. The education program continues in 2023, with the support of local and remote specialist dermatology educators.
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Since opening the Pacific Dermatology Training Centre in 2019, a number of Pacific doctors have completed their Diploma in Dermatology and some are now undertaking the Masters of Medicine in Dermatology.
Dr Janice Yeon is a Dermatology Research Fellow at The Skin Hospital doing clinical research and assisting with clinical work - she also is the Programme Coordinator for Pacific Dermatology here in Australia. During the COVID19 pandemic, Dr Yeon helped adapt the Pacific Dermatology Training Centre teaching program to a largely online format.
When Dr Va‘a-Fuimaono returned to Samoa, with her Postgraduate Diploma of Dermatology, she started the first skin clinic for Samoans at the main hospital in Apia, Samoa.