International Eczema Council Fellowship Program

Focusing on the next generation of dermatologists

The purpose of the IEC Fellowship Program is to train dermatologists regarding the research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) directly in their clinics and laboratories. By matching early career dermatologists who have recently completed residency training, or those who are near completion of training, with IEC Councilors, we can focus on the next generation of dermatologists to lower the disease burden of AD.

Program Description

The IEC Fellowship Program will pair qualified fellows with IEC Councilors to develop a greater understanding of the disease and explore future research opportunities in this growing therapeutic area. The program combines in-person mentoring and observation in a clinical setting and/or research setting and distance learning for Fellows. The program offers two different fellowships:

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Program Objectives

Following completion of this fellowship program, Fellows will be able to:

  • Improve their ability to diagnose atopic dermatitis and identify other forms of dermatitis that can also exist concurrently with atopic dermatitis.
  • Be proficient in using the various topical and systemic treatment available for atopic dermatitis.
  • Better counsel atopic dermatitis patients on various aspects of their disease including routine skin care, flare prevention, and management.
  • Learn new methodologies and techniques related to atopic dermatitis research.
  • Submit a manuscript on atopic dermatitis research performed during their fellowship year as well as present at a meeting.

Fellowship Program Eligibility Requirements

The Fellowship Program is open to early career physicians who have recently completed or are near completion of their residency and are interested in improving their abilities to treat and manage patients with AD, gain exposure to international key opinion leaders, and develop leadership skills among peers. Currently, fellowships may take place at an accredited US-based academic institution.  Initial sites are in Chicago, New York, and San Diego.  International candidates (i.e., outside the US) are welcome to apply.  Fellowship awards are contingent on the availability of funds and the receipt of sufficiently meritorious applications.

Eligibility requirements and recommendations are as follows:

  • Must be fluent in English.
  • Must be an MD who has recently completed or is near completion of residency.
  • Publication credits and clinical or laboratory experience preferred.
  • A list of patient advocacy work is encouraged.
  • Applicants currently working in academic settings preferred.
  • National and International applicants are accepted.
  • For Research Fellows, applicants with prior clinical/translational basic research experience will be prioritized.


The IEC Fellowship Program is funded by grants from industry sponsors.