The best dermatology residencies in 2017 were announced today by the Australian Academy of Dermatology.
The academy’s residency list, released to the media, highlights a wide range of options for students who are looking to enter the field and gain valuable experience and knowledge.
“We are excited to see that the Australian Dermatological Association has made a commitment to providing residency opportunities to students of all backgrounds,” said Dr Jennifer McQuaid, chair of the academy’s dermatology and dermatology genetics and physiology committees.
She said the number of dermatology graduates entering residency programs each year has risen by nearly 20 per cent since 2015.
A recent survey of dermatologists found that just under 40 per cent of respondents said they were considering applying for a residency.
“We believe that residency opportunities for dermatology students are increasingly becoming available, and this is a welcome development,” said Mr McQuay.
Australian Dermatologist’s Association (ADAA) president Dr Jennifer McKenna said she was thrilled to see more dermatology courses available for students, and hoped that dermatologists would find the program to be of great value.
“[The ADAA] is delighted that the ACNP has made the commitment to offer residency opportunities,” she said.
Students applying for residencies need to pass a national exam, pass a written and oral examination, and demonstrate their knowledge and skills in dermatology, she said, adding that the exam was optional for most students.
“Our student body has been very supportive of this,” Dr McKenna said.
The Australian Academy is a non-profit organisation that works to provide professional education and training for all Australians.
Its research and development centres provide students with access to leading dermatology education and knowledge, as well as a platform for community engagement and research.
For more information on residency programs and how to apply for residency, visit the Australian Society of Dermologists website.
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