Training in Dermatology

The BSMD aims to support training in medical dermatology. As the membership is largely populated by members of the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), generic support for training is provided through the BAD. Events such as courses and fellowships specifically targeting medical dermatology will be led by the BSMD.

What is Medical Dermatology and what is the BSMD for?

Download ‘BSMD – what is it’ to find out more by clicking here:

Useful information

Dermatology handbook:

Aimed at junior doctors and medical students, the BAD handbook provides a comprehensive, brief, and well-illustrated intro to specialty, covering essential curriculum items.

It is available for download here

For applicants:

Information on ST3 Recruitment, application procedure, interview process and competition ratios can be found on the following website: 

For dermatology trainees:

The GMC Dermatology Training curriculum was updated in 2012 and can be found here:

It is available for download here.

ARCP decision aids, forms and guidance are available on the JRCPTB website:

Details on the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Dermatology is on the MRCP(UK) website. Note it is only offered once per year.