IEC US Clinical Fellowship Program Details

What is an IEC US Clinical Fellowship?

Clinical Fellows are paired with an expert IEC Councilor in a US-based clinical setting to learn hands-on clinical techniques for diagnosis, treatment, and management of atopic dermatitis. The program combines in-person mentoring and observation along with distance learning.

Clinical Fellows observe the Mentor onsite for a minimum of 4 weeks. Following the onsite period, the Clinical Fellows and Mentor have planned communications throughout the remaining year (11 months) via virtual meetings, email, teleconferences, and other opportunities. Most of the in-person time (80-90%) will be spent observing clinical activities with patients.

Clinical Fellowship Awardees will receive a maximum of $5,000 as a fellowship stipend and up to a $2,000 travel reimbursement.  The host institution will receive a $1,500 facility stipend.  All awards are processed in US dollars. 

What is the Clinical Fellowship Curriculum?

The curriculum includes prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of AD including conventional and recently approved topical and systemic treatments. Topics may include but are not limited to pathogenesis of AD and differences between different AD subtypes; emerging epidemiologic and diagnostic data on AD, and emerging atopic and other comorbidities of AD and its systemic nature in patients with moderate-to-severe disease.

What are the Expectations of a Clinical Fellow?

Clinical Fellows are required:

  • To attend a major scientific dermatology Congress with their Mentor
  • To choose an activity from the following: 
    • Deliver a presentation at a major conference
    • Submit an abstract or manuscript for publication in a national or international Dermatology journal 

Note: Fellows will also be awarded up to a $2,000 reimbursement to support travel to a Congress. Funds may be used to allow Fellows to attend major educational, scientific or policymaking meetings and/or national, regional or specialty medical association meetings/conferences.  Funds may cover registration fees, travel and accommodations.  Funds must not be used to support any meal, snack or reception for program participants for Fellows.

Post Fellowship Evaluation 

Fellowship outcomes will be determined using various measures and tailored to each match. Evaluations will consist of data collected from participants, surveys, interviews, and the completeness of the presentation, and will be used to measure the Fellow’s increased knowledge, competence, performance, and patient outcomes in the clinical or research setting.

Interested in Applying?

Applications are closed at this time.  Please check back as we anticipate new opportunities becoming available soon.

Currently, Fellowships may take place at an accredited US-based academic institution. Sites and Mentors for the 2024 Fellowship Program:

Amy Paller, MD, MS
Walter J. Hamlin Professor of Dermatology
Chair, Department of Dermatology
Director, Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-Based Center
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR
Frances J. Storrs Medical Dermatology Professor
Director of CLEAR Eczema Center
Director of Clinical Trials
Department of Dermatology
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon, USA

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. 


To apply, applicants must also include:   

  1. Current CV
  2. Letter of recommendation(s): from the department chair, residency program director, clinical supervisor, or IEC Councilor or Board Member attesting to the applicant's character and potential to benefit from the fellowship. This should be addressed to the IEC Fellowship Committee and must be on the letterhead of the author's institution.
  3. Statement of Purpose--description of career goals with focus on AD interest and how you envision the Fellowship to impact your future.
  4. IEC recommends you reach out to your first-choice mentor to discuss this opportunity.  Contact information is provided during the application process. 

          Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions, please contact IEC CEO Alan Stiles at [email protected]


The 2024 Clinical Fellowship Program is funded by a grant from Pfizer.