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Career Pathways Guide

Dermatology

College

Australasian College of Dermatologists

College website

www.dermcoll.edu.au

Entry Requirements

Locally trained medical practitioners should go to the website
Complete Medical Degree registerable in Australia
Registered medical practitioner
Resident status
Completion of PGY2
Overseas trained Dermatologists seeking entry into the program should go to the website

What is it?

Dermatology is the medical science of diagnosing and treating skin diseases affecting the skin, hair, and nails. It is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects.

Dermatologists are medical specialists trained in the diagnosis, treatment and management of all skin diseases including skin cancer. They look after patients of all ages, from babies and children to adolescents and adults.

On a typical workday, the dermatologist deals with a wide variety of disorders. However given our climate, Australian dermatologists spend a lot of time treating diseases caused by sun exposure. These include sunspots and skin cancers. As dermatologists have a wide variety of treatments at their disposal (creams, liquid nitrogen, various types of surgery), they are able to deliver specific treatment for skin cancers.

Other typical skin consultations include acne, psoriasis, atopic eczema, skin infections such as warts, mole surveillance, melasma and occupational dermatitis.  Skin also includes hair, nails and the wet areas of the mouth and genitalia. Dermatologists are experts in the diagnosis and management of disorders affecting these areas.


Application

Initial Application Cycle

February - March

Application Cycle Details

Applications open in February and close in March for entry into the program the following year. Interviews are held in August.


Application Cost

$1,500+

Detailed Cost

Application Fee: AUD $1,600


Total training time

4

Years

Training requirements

TOTAL: 4 years (full-time)

  • 24 months (full-time) Basic Training
  • 24 months (full-time) Advanced Training 

Number of assessments per annum

5 - 10

Assessment details

Year 1: Online Modules in clinical sciences, research methods and pharmacology; attendance at workshop; Clinical training hours; Work based assessments; Summative In Training Assessments; Log books; research proposal;

Year 2: Clinical training hours; Work based assessments; Summative In Training Assessments; Log books;

Year 3: Attendance at workshop; Clinical training hours; Work based assessments; Summative In Training Assessments; Log books; Research project due;

Year 4: Clinical training hours; Work based assessments; Summative In Training Assessments; Log books; Fellowship Examination (June, July, August)


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