Male Dermatologist examines a mole on his female patient's back

Dermatologist

Dermatologists provide diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical services related to disorders of the human skin.

Overview

Dermatologists provide diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical services related to disorders of the human skin.

Day-to-day

  • examines patients and carries out or arranges for specialised tests
  • prescribes medicine and advises patients on regiment to preserve or restore the health of the skin
  • maintains clinical records.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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To become a Dermatologist

  • You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Australian College of Dermatologists before you can specialise as a Dermatologist.

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  • Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

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