The number of doctors in dermatology specialty training programmes in England is shown in the following table. Data is not available for years prior to 2012.
Number of doctors in dermatology specialty training at March of each year in England
Year in training
Number of dermatology trainees
Source: Published General Medical Council (GMC) data
Doctors wishing to enter specialty training in the United Kingdom need to have completed an undergraduate medical degree and two years of foundation training, after which they can enter a six-year specialty training programme. This comprises of one of three two-year core training programmes (Core Medical Training, Acute Care Common Stem in Acute Medicine or Level 1 Paediatric training), followed by four years of dermatology training, and upon successful completion they can gain registration with the GMC as a specialist doctor.
The data in the table is specific to years three to six of this training pathway.