Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine Commonly Asked Questions
1. Are tutorials online only? Is there a class or discussion?
Tutorials are online. The 3 day workshop is held annually in Australia, next being in Sydney in November, 2013.
2. For clinical experience, do I have to work in Australia or can I just work in my country?
Clinical experience can be from any country.
3. What kind of experience that I need to do? As a dermatology's assistant in hospital or like what? Can you give me an example?
We have a broad definition of clinical experience to reflect the broad nature of cosmetic medicine; experience is not provided by ACAM and need to be sourced by you. Examples of procedures considered cosmetic medicine include dermal fillers, Botox and laser procedures.
4. For the fee, is $6600, is it per year or is it already cover for 3-years program?
The costs cover all the Diploma program including the 3 day Introduction to Cosmetic Medicine held annually and there is no time limitations. However, membership in ASCM remains to be current to access the online tutorials.
5. Is when getting your diploma mean I am licensed to practice aesthetic medicine?
In Australia there is no requirement to get a license to practice aesthetic medicine. The Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine is to demonstrate that you have the knowledge to practice Aesthetic Medicine.
6. How do I complete the 100 cases log book?
The logbook and 100 cases and 2 years experience needs to be sourced by yourself. At the present time ACAM does not offer preceptorships. However, you can access the tutorials and attend workshop and sit for the written examination prior to having the clinical experience.
7. Would the college have a list of recommended/accredited clinics?
The website www.aestheticmedicine.org.au has a list of Fellows of the college that have fulfilled the criteria for fellowship.
8. Are all registered medical practitioners (from country of origin) are eligible to apply for the Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine?
Yes. However the workshops, conferences and examinations are all held in Sydney on an annual basis.
9. Is it possible to sit the exams next year?
There is no time limit to sit the exams. However, to maintain access to the tutorials, you need to keep your membership with ASCM current. You can enrol in the program any time in the year. Examinations are held annually.
10. Is there college gives any suggestion of working? Do you help finding part time cosmetic medicine work?
Clinical experience can be in any country and you will need to source that yourself. The ACAM does not provide preceptorship at this stage.
11. Can I access more than 1 tutorial per month to fit into the timeframe for this year?
Yes. There is no clinical experience required to sit for the written examination but 2 years full time equivalent and a logbook of 100 cases and 2 written references are required to proceed to the Viva examination.