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Dermatology is the science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. Dermatology involves, but is not limited to, the study, research and diagnosis of disorders, diseases, cancers, cosmetic and ageing conditions of the skin, fat, hair, nails, and oral and genital membranes.

Dermatology Advanced Training Program

  • Open to trainees who are appointed to an appropriate New Zealand based training position
  • Requires 48 months (four years) of full time equivalent training under the supervision of a practising Dermatologist at an accredited training site
  • Includes work-based learning and assessment requirements 
  • Successful trainees attain the qualification of Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) with accreditation to practise as Dermatologists in New Zealand




Download the Dermatology 2017-18 Handbook (PDF 299KB)


Download the Dermatology 2016 Handbook (PDF 872KB) 

Training curriculum

Download the Dermatology Advanced Training Curriculum (PDF 1MB)

Professional qualities curriculum

Download the Professional Qualities Curriculum (PDF 1.1MB)

How do I apply for Advanced Training in Dermatology?

New trainees need to ensure they meet the entry requirements in the ​Dermatology 2017-18 Handbook to apply to start Advanced Training.

New and current trainees need to apply for Advanced Training each year.

New Zealand Trainees: Please download, complete and submit the application form to apply for Advanced Training in Dermatology (.doc 213KB) 

Useful links

Assessment forms

Supervisor’s reports

Trainee's Reports


360 Degree Feedback Forms​

2017 RACP Research Project

Implementing from 2017, the College has introduced a set of streamlined research project requirements. Please check the program requirements handbook to see if this applies to you.

For further information, cover sheet and marking criteria, please see the work based learning and assessment tools web page

Contact us

Phone:           +64 4 472 6713

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