A large proportion of the dermatology workforce work in private practice, however many conduct outpatient clinics in public hospitals, and are involved in the training of dermatology registrars in public health services. Many Dermatologists also provide outreach services to regional, rural and remote areas on a regular basis.
4 years full-time (2 years basic training, 2 years advanced training)
College-selected trainees may be allocated to a training post by:
Applicants will need to firstly register as an applicant on the ACD website in order to submit an application. Applicants interviewed for each State Faculty location will be ranked according to their performance on a national selection process. The ranked list is matched against applicants' preferences. State Faculty representatives then consider the applicants for their State Faculty location for training. For detailed information in relation to training and assessment requirements, pleace contact ACD.
Dermatology training consists of supervised clinics across all aspects of dermatology, including dermatological medicine and procedural dermatology and incorporates basic teacher training in preparation for their future role as supervisors. Trainees progress through two sequential stages, basic and advanced training which facilitate the progressive and cumulative acquisition of knowledge and skills in the specialty. Upon completing all requirements of the training program, trainees may apply for admission to Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (FACD)
Applicants must hold current medical registration, have permanent residency status or are permitted to remain in Australia indefinitely and have completed or be likely to satisfactorily complete a minimum of 2 years of acceptable postgraduate training in a teaching hospital by the time of commencing the training program. Acceptable training is defined as accredited PGY1 and PGY2 years with a broad exposure to a variety of disciplines, preferably including terms in general medicine and general surgery.
Minimum 50% of full-time commitment which must be for 2 consecutive years. Training must be completed within 10 years.
A trainee may be allowed 6 or 12 months of approved interrupted training.