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- Dermatology training and career options in the U.K. for Indian graduates

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Dermatology Diploma / Degree Courses for Dermatologists

MSc (CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY)
St. John's Institute of Dermatology, London
A full-time course and lasts a full calendar year commencing every October. The course includes pharmacology, histopathology, infectious diseases, immunology, contact dermatitis, tropical diseases and photobiology. The course is designed mainly for overseas doctors wishing to take up dermatology as a career and who have three years postgraduate experience and within those three years a minimum of six months training in dermatology. There is a requirement for a dissertation. For further details:
E-mail: derm-courses@kcl.ac.uk
web: www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/medicine/dermatology/index.html

Diploma in Dermatological Sciences and MSC in Dermatology

Department of Dermatology, Cardiff University, Cardiff.
The Diploma in Dermatological Sciences is a structured programme designed for doctors who wish to specialise in dermatology. The course gives firm grounding in the fundamentals of clinical and scientific dermatology. New modules in surgical and cosmetic dermatology have recently been added to the curriculum.
The full-time course covers a complete academic year commencing in October each year. Examinations held at the end of the course lead to the Diploma in Dermatological Sciences. After the successful completion of the Diploma course, students are eligible for progression to the MSc Degree. The duration of the MSc course extension is from July - November (a total of five months) and consists of taught and dissertation elements. For further details:
E-mail: dermpostgrad@cf.ac.uk
web: www.ukdermatology.co.uk

Diploma in Dermatology Examination

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
This examination is held twice yearly, usually in March and October. To be eligible to sit the examinations, satisfactory evidence of the following must be provided:

  • Having graduated in medicine 18 months or more previously
  • And have fulfilled one of the following conditions:
  • Having held a recent full-time post for 6 months (or equivalent part-time) in a specialist department of dermatology
  • Having recently been employed in a specialist department of dermatology in a clinical capacity for at least two sessions weekly for two years, or equivalent experience over a shorter / longer period


For further details:
E-mail: exam.office@rcpsglasg.ac.uk

Dermatology Diploma Courses For General Practitioners

Diploma In Practical Dermatology
This is a 30 week international e-learning distance course organised by the Department of Dermatology, Cardiff University. This is a highly interactive web-based course aimed at improving the knowledge of GPs concerning dermatology in practice. For further details:
E-mail: dermpostgrad@cf.ac.uk
web: www.ukdermatology.co.uk

This is a 30 week distance learning course with clinical training days in London aimed at improving the knowledge of GPs concerning dermatology in practice. For further details:
E-mail: derm-courses@kcl.ac.uk


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