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Medskills Academy was born out of the need to provide doctors with a practical and structured program to develop their neurotoxin and filler injection skills. Although still the foundation of the curriculum, it has grown and is still evolving to include training on the full spectrum of medical aesthetic modalities for doctors, dentist, somatologist as well as nursing professionals.
In May 2017 MedskillsCo acquired Secrets of Youth training academy, that has been in operation for the past 8 years and has already been involved in training more than 600 doctors. The training director of Medskills Co dr Chris Giezing was also involved with Secrets of Youth as a partner and responsible for most of the trainings. This ensured a smooth transition of value from SOY to Medskills.
Due to Medical Aesthetics being a new and emerging field in medicine, no clear guidelines exist as to what the full spectrum might be. We are thus obliged to help define its exact parameters:
There are three broad categories:
- Facial aesthetics
- Body aesthetics
- Healthy aging / Wellness (Functional medicine)
It is also our belief that this field will come to include sexual health, including gynaecological aesthetics, as it does not naturally fit into any of the other specialities
The curriculum has been set out to sequentially provide doctors first with the core knowledge to get started and then to progressively develop more advanced skill levels in all three categories. It is suggested that they accumulate some practical experience before they advance to the next level, as many subtle details might otherwise be lost.
As most of the techniques are practical in nature, a lot of attention is given to hands on skills development. Doctors are also afforded the opportunity to make use of our mentorship program that either brings them into an existing medical aesthetic environment to shadow an experienced injector or in certain cases it can be arranged for a mentor to come to them for further development.
Furthermore, a huge need exists to develop a course for dentists to ground them in skincare relevant to this field. This course should open doors for them to expand their activity in medical aesthetics and open up access to products currently denied them due to their seeming lack of training in this field.
Another target market will be somatologists that want to work in the medical environment. This is prohibited under current legislation and this course, if so accredited, could very well provide them with the grounding to register with the relevant authorities and thus overcome this problem.
Most courses are CPD accredited and the Medskills Academy is affiliated with to SAMA (South African Medical Association).
It is envisioned that the Academy will become a fully-fledged educational facility that is registered with all the relevant boards and underwritten by both local and international tertiary educational facilities.
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We hope this will encourage life-long learning and skills development.
The Directors of Medskills Co (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to with-draw Medskills Academy membership of any member acting in a manner contrary to the aims of Medskills Training Academy and of those who may transgress rules and regulations as regulated by HPCSA and other regulating bodies.
Medskills Co will continue to strive to deliver the best possible hands-on courses and we are dependent on feedback from Academy members to ensure a continuation of the highest possible standards and constant improvement of our offering. We do not offer ‘cheap’, ‘fast’ or ‘easy’ courses – only quality Medskills Academy courses.
As an Academy member we value your feedback on our courses, our website and all happenings in the field of Aesthetic & Anti-aging medicine. This way we can constantly improve and keep abreast the latest developments to the advantage of our Doctors, Therapists and Patients!