The purpose of the British Society for Medical Dermatology is to promote academic and clinical interest in the practice and study of medical dermatology as well as collaboration between dermatologists and other medical specialists with the goal of improving the care of patients.

Currently membership incurs only a small charge and includes advance warning of future meetings and associated meetings, access to the mentorship and fellowship programmes as well as our regular newsletter


An excellent opportunity to fund individualised programmes of medical dermatology training, up to a maximum value of £2500. Two awards are awarded annually in open competition to UK and Eire dermatology trainees (including post CCT fellows.


The BSMD is launching a prize for a patient education video on a topic related to Medical Dermatology and offers prizes. There will be two streams of prizes open to undergraduate medical students and foundation doctors in the UK or Ireland.

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  • RCP Medical Dermatology
    Thu, 14 Jan
    Royal College of Physicians
    14 Jan, 09:00
    Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Pl, London NW1 4LE, UK
    Royal College of Physicians Medical Dermatology course, which each year follows a different theme.
  • DermDoc
    Mon, 02 Nov
    02 Nov 2020, 09:15 – 17:00
    DermDoc is a one-day medical dermatology course organised by the BSMD, specifically created for Foundation Year and Core Medical Training doctors. This year will be a digital event.
  • BAD annual meeting
    Tue, 01 Sep
    Virtual BAD annual meeting
    01 Sep 2020, 09:00
    Virtual BAD annual meeting
    Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists - this year the 100th annual BAD will be a digital event.
  • Essential Medical Dermatology
    Wed, 11 Mar
    British Association of Dermatologists
    11 Mar 2020, 10:00 – 13 Mar 2020, 17:20
    British Association of Dermatologists, Willan House, 4 Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T 5HQ, UK
    Course designed for Dermatology StRs, Consultant Dermatologists, and Speciality doctors or Associate Specialists. This course is on hold for 2021. Check for updates.
  • Advanced Medical Dermatology Therapeutics Meeting
    Mon, 30 Sep
    Royal College of Physicians
    30 Sep 2019, 09:30 – 01 Oct 2019, 17:30
    Royal College of Physicians, 1 St Andrews Place
    This meeting’s focus is on new and emerging medical treatments for skin disease including biologic therapies. The range of topics covered will bring the attendee up to date with the latest evidence for management of complex medical dermatology.