Dermatology is the study and treatment of diseases of the skin.
Dermatologists are specialist doctors vocationally registered by the Medical Council of New Zealand. Training in New Zealand consists of the following steps:
Requirements for Vocational Registration in Dermatology in New Zealand for local and overseas trained physicians can be obtained from the Medical Council of New Zealand.
Advanced Training Committee in Dermatology
Royal Australasian College of Physicians
PO Box10-601, Wellington 6011
Phone +64 4 472-6713. Fax +64 4 472-6718
Advanced training in dermatology is undertaken after basic training in Internal Medicine has been completed. Basic training lasts three years and must be accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. To enter advanced training in dermatology, a pass of the Fellowship examination is required.
The website of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians includes the Dermatology curriculum (PDF download).
Please Note: Advice relating to training requirements should be sought from the Specialist Advisory Committee through the College Office.
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