Dermatology

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th February 2019.

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Photo of Michael Fabricant Michael Fabricant Conservative, Lichfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many student specialist dermatologists there were in each of the last 10 years for which data is available.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

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

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Number of dermatology trainees

193

193

192

201

199

201

206

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.

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