Dermatology is a medical branch dealing with skin, nails, hair and its diseases. A dermatologist treats diseases, in the widest sense, and some cosmetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.
Dermatology Training United Kingdom
In the UK, a dermatologist is a medically qualified practitioner who has gone on to specialize in medicine and then sub-specialize in dermatology. This involves:
• Medical school for five years to obtain an MBBS, MBBCh or MB, BChir degree
• One year of house jobs before becoming fully registered as a medical practitioner
• Two to three years training in general medicine to obtain a higher degree in medicine and become a member of the Royal College of Physicians
• Having obtained the MRCP examination, applying to become a Specialty Registrar (StR) in Dermatology and training for four years in dermatology
• Passing the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Dermatology before the end of training
Upon successful completion of the four-year training period, the doctor becomes an accredited dermatologist and is able to apply for a consultant hospital post as a consultant dermatologist.
Study Clinical Dermatology in UK
(Msc/PG Dip/ PG Cert)
University of Hertfordshire ( Govt )
Kings College London (Govt)
University of Cardiff (Govt)