Dermatopathology Fellowship

Dr Ben Tallon in conjunction with Pathlab Bay of Plenty, offers a one or two-year accredited fellowship that provides intensive training in all aspects of dermatopathology in order to prepare trainees for an academic or community career in the field. Fellows trained in dermatology will participate in a ICDP-UEMS approved combination of dermatopathology and dermatology with clinical dermatology duties at Dr Tallon's clinic. Fellows trained in pathology will participate in a ICDP-UEMS approved combination of dermatopathology and pathology, with an emphasis on those fields most relevant to dermatopathology, and with access to relevant clinical dermatology. All Fellows are provided with the highest level of dermatopathology training, including sign-out of challenging consultation cases as well as a high volume of routine cases from community dermatologists and the inpatient services of Bay of Plenty District Health Board. 

A broad range of ancillary studies including immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and molecular pathology are routinely employed by the service. Opportunities for clinical research are available including collaboration with Dr Tallon.

The fellowship position is accredited by the ICDP-UEMS, and following one year of training, the fellow is granted permission to sit the licensing examination. See for further details.

This is a paid position with remuneration commensurate with the clinical duties.


The applicant must have completed dermatology training in New Zealand or the United Kingdom, or Pathology training in New Zealand or Australia.

To apply please submit your CV and personal statement to