2018-2020 Dermatology residency program
The accepting application will be opened in late 2017.
Dermatology department of Synergy Animal General Hospital offers a 3 year residency program in Dermatology beginning on April 1st, 2018. The facility and the residency program are organized to meet the requirement of the AiCVD (Asian College of Veterinary Dermatology) residency program and to allow supervision on a regular basis in order to increase condition toward success.
1. Have a veterinary license approved in Japanese government
2. Have completed a minimum 1 year general clinical training program in an academic institution
or satisfactory private practice equivalent
3. Candidates should be fluent in Japanese and asked to have a good level in English
4. Have a satisfactory moral and ethical standing in the profession and the community
The resident is expected:
1. To complete the requirement to take the board examination of the AiCVD.
2. To assist and provide care to animal patients presented to Dermatology department in Synergy
Animal General Hospital under the supervision of AiCVD residency supervisor
3. To assist the training of young veterinarian in a non-official program and a rotating interrnship
program under the supervision of AiCVD residency supervisor
4. To maintain a positive and respectful attitude towards peers, supervisors, technicians, and
Residency weekly schedule
1. Small animal dermatology clinics: 3 morning and afternoons. The resident consults under the
close supervision of an AiCVD diplomate.
2. Small animal medicine and Surgery clinics: intensive rotating program. The resident will
consults under the supervision of specialists in these fields.
3. Exotics, equine and large animal dermatology clinics: intensive rotating program.
4. Weekly case round on Wednesday afternoon
5. Journal-club with the intern once a week for 42 weeks/year
6. Dermatohistopathology conference once a week
7. Basic research and histopathology training:
1. Attendance to Japanese, European, American and world veterinary dermatology congress is
2. Attendance to at least 1 workshops accredited by the AiCVD
3. Attendance to ESAVS or equivalent continuing education program is strongly advised as it
provides in depth courses on small animal dermatology.
4. At the end of the three years, the resident is expected to meet the AiCVD requirement to sit the
examination such as publications, research results, clinical case load, clinical cases, education,
conferences, presentations in congresses.
Masahiko Nagata, DVM, PhD, Dip AiCVD
Synergy Animal General Hospital
Application should contain:
1. Motivation letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Copy of a veterinary license
4. Recommendation letter (Optional)