Dermatology

A dermatologist is a specialist medical doctor who is an expert in conditions of the skin, hair, nails, wet areas of mouth and genitalia and skin cancer. A dermatologist can treat skin conditions in a number of ways, including medical, surgical, procedural and cosmetic techniques.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years from graduation

Details

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must:

  • Be registered for medical practice in Australia
  • Have permanent residency status in Australia or permitted to remain in Australia indefinitely
  • Have completed or be likely to satisfactorily complete a minimum of two years of acceptable postgraduate training (PGY 1 and PGY 2 accredited positions) in a teaching hospital or equivalent recognised by College by the time of commencing the training program.

Application Process

1. Submit application

  • Application fee $1,600
  • Note: there is no limit to the number of applications a candidate may submit
  • 5 areas of assessment are assessed:
    • Academic performance
    • Employment history/clinical experience (relative to time since graduation)
    • Demonstrated interest in dermatology
    • Academic presentations and publications
    • Community and Leadership

2. Short-listing of applications

  • Referee checks

3. Interview

  • 2 panels of interviews
    • Panel 1 = structured behaviourally based
    • Panel 2 = focussed on application form/referee reports

Structured 4 year training program consisting of:

  • Year 1: Completion of Clinical Sciences Online Competency Modules, 2 Summative-In-Training-Assessments (SITA) Summaries, Research Project submission, Training Online Portfolio
  • Year 2: Completion of Dermoscopy Exam/module, 2 Summative-In-Training-Assessments (SITA) Summaries, Training Online Portfolio
  • Year 3: Completion of 2 Summative-In-Training-Assessments (SITA) Summaries, Training Online Portfolio, Research Project
  • Year 4: Completion of 2 Summative-In-Training-Assessments (SITA) Summaries, online supervisor modules, Fellowship Examination

Trainees are rotated through different positions in the course of the four years and have experience in city, rural, large and small hospital practice. There is the opportunity to apply to train overseas for one year. For a full list of training positions, visit: https://www.dermcoll.edu.au/for-health-professionals/becoming-a-dermatologist/accreditation-training-positions/

Existing Dermatology Trainees with the Australasian College of Dermatologists also have the opportunity to train overseas for 12 months in the UK (6 months in Singapore) as part of their training program.

Annual Fee:

Full time trainees: AUD $5,602
Part-time and PhD trainees: AUD $2,801

Exam Fee:

Fellowship Examination: AUD $4,000

Other fees (i.e. application)

RPL research: AUD $250
RPL assessment: AUD $800
RPL Clinical education & training: AUD $1,500
Clinical Sciences Modules (CSOCM): AUD $3,250

  • Previous dermatological clinical or committee experience is desirable.
  • Research presentation at dermatology conferences including the Australasian College of Dermatologists Annual Scientific Meeting is desirable.
  • Specialist procedural technique training
  • Certificate in Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Masters of Dermatology

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY3

Training Duration (minimum)

4 years FTE

General Progression

Note that this represents one of the quickest routes to specialty training, and may not reflect additional HMO or unaccredited years of training.
Year 1
Internship
Year 2
BPT / General Surgical / General Year
Year 3
Commence Dermatology Training (PGY3+)
Part Time Option: Yes
Last Updated: May 25, 2022
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

Dermatology

A dermatologist is a specialist medical doctor who is an expert in conditions of the skin, hair, nails, wet areas of mouth and genitalia and skin cancer. A dermatologist can treat skin conditions in a number of ways, including medical, surgical, procedural and cosmetic techniques.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years from graduation

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must:

  • Be registered for medical practice in Australia
  • Have permanent residency status in Australia or permitted to remain in Australia indefinitely
  • Have completed or be likely to satisfactorily complete a minimum of two years of acceptable postgraduate training (PGY 1 and PGY 2 accredited positions) in a teaching hospital or equivalent recognised by College by the time of commencing the training program.

Application Process

1. Submit application

  • Application fee $1,600
  • Note: there is no limit to the number of applications a candidate may submit
  • 5 areas of assessment are assessed:
    • Academic performance
    • Employment history/clinical experience (relative to time since graduation)
    • Demonstrated interest in dermatology
    • Academic presentations and publications
    • Community and Leadership

2. Short-listing of applications

  • Referee checks

3. Interview

  • 2 panels of interviews
    • Panel 1 = structured behaviourally based
    • Panel 2 = focussed on application form/referee reports

Program Structure

Structured 4 year training program consisting of:

  • Year 1: Completion of Clinical Sciences Online Competency Modules, 2 Summative-In-Training-Assessments (SITA) Summaries, Research Project submission, Training Online Portfolio
  • Year 2: Completion of Dermoscopy Exam/module, 2 Summative-In-Training-Assessments (SITA) Summaries, Training Online Portfolio
  • Year 3: Completion of 2 Summative-In-Training-Assessments (SITA) Summaries, Training Online Portfolio, Research Project
  • Year 4: Completion of 2 Summative-In-Training-Assessments (SITA) Summaries, online supervisor modules, Fellowship Examination

Trainees are rotated through different positions in the course of the four years and have experience in city, rural, large and small hospital practice. There is the opportunity to apply to train overseas for one year. For a full list of training positions, visit: https://www.dermcoll.edu.au/for-health-professionals/becoming-a-dermatologist/accreditation-training-positions/

Existing Dermatology Trainees with the Australasian College of Dermatologists also have the opportunity to train overseas for 12 months in the UK (6 months in Singapore) as part of their training program.

Fees

Annual Fee:

Full time trainees: AUD $5,602
Part-time and PhD trainees: AUD $2,801

Exam Fee:

Fellowship Examination: AUD $4,000

Other fees (i.e. application)

RPL research: AUD $250
RPL assessment: AUD $800
RPL Clinical education & training: AUD $1,500
Clinical Sciences Modules (CSOCM): AUD $3,250

Useful Resources / Courses / Conferences

  • Previous dermatological clinical or committee experience is desirable.
  • Research presentation at dermatology conferences including the Australasian College of Dermatologists Annual Scientific Meeting is desirable.
  • Specialist procedural technique training
  • Certificate in Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Masters of Dermatology

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY3

Training Duration (minimum)

4 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
BPT / General Surgical / General Year
Year 3
Commence Dermatology Training (PGY3+)
Part Time Option: Yes
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

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