Dixon, an Australian surgeon who specializes in skin cancer surgery, has been
gracious enough to extend an invitation to the physicians and residents of the
AOCD for a preceptorship "down under.”
The proposed preceptorship would be limited to two physicians each
One resident and one attending
physician (AOBD board eligible or board certified) would be selected for the
physician's selection would be based on the silent auction principal.
The starting bid would be $1,000 and the
preceptorship would be awarded to the highest bidder.
The funds raised would be used to provide
financial support for the winning resident attendee.
selection would be based on a surgical paper competition.
All residents wishing to have the chance to
go can prepare a surgical paper.
paper would be judged on the basis of its surgical application in dermatologic
surgery, with an emphasis on cutaneous cancer.
The paper should be based on principles of surgical treatments for skin
cancer with emphasis on literature review and/or new techniques, with original
research strongly encouraged.
Awards Committee along with Dr. Dixon will select the winning
be sent to the AOCD office in Kirksville.
The "winner” would receive approximately $1,500
towards the cost of the trip to Australia,
with additional funding to be determined on proceeds generated by the silent
This would not cover the cost
of the entire trip but would pay a substantial portion of it.
The approximate airfare is $1,200.
Attending physicians would be responsible for
their own expenses.
essentially schedule their preceptorship for any time of year, pending no
conflicts with Dr. Dixon's schedule.
is not required that the attending physician and resident travel at the same
time to Australia.
Dr. Dixon does lecture at numerous
conferences, and if this is the case during a preceptor's visit, he has
graciously agreed to cover any fees that may be associated with attending these
conferences in Australia.
2008 Ben Adams, D.O.
2008 Daniel Marshall, D.O.
2009 Jason Mazzurco, D.O.
2010 Albert Rivera, D.O.
2011 Jonathan Cleaver, D.O.
2012 James Young, D.O.
2013 D. Ryan Skinner, D.O.
2014 Travis Hamblin, D.O.