Welcome to the North London Dermatology Training Programme.
The programme’s mission is to train leaders in Dermatology, promote innovation and excellence in research, clinical care and teaching.
The programme supports personal growth, career development and life-long teaching by establishing strong clinical knowledge and basic science.
The core training programme is provided by 10 teaching hospitals which provides trainees with the opportunity to train alongside clinical leaders in many subspecialty fields including medical dermatology, inflammatory disease, contact allergy, skin cancer, skin surgery, genetics and paediatrics.
Clinical and research interests are encouraged throughout training with protected time to develop research interests. Many of our trainees go on to study for higher degrees.
The robust regional teaching programme includes twice monthly lectures and clinical cases targeted to the trainees needs as well as monthly dermatology sectional meetings attracting dermatologists from all over the country.
The racial, cultural and ethnic mix of the North London population ensures a very wide clinical exposure to skin disease which you are unlikely to encounter outside London.
In an ever evolving environment, training in Dermatology at UCLPartners is where you would want to start your career.
Training Programme Management Commitee (TPMC) Chair
Dr Portia Goldsmith
Dermatology TPMC chair/TPD
T 020 8510 7690
Training Programme Director (TPD)
Dr Portia Goldsmith – Portia.Goldsmith@bartshealth.nhs.uk
Dr Eirini Merika
Dr Mariana Noy
Dr Suchitra Chinthapalli
Training at UCLPartners (A trainee representatives perspective)
Dermatology training in London is mainly delivered though large teaching hospitals with opportunities to train along leaders in various Dermatology sub specialties and also gain exposure to different practice-styles.
There is a wide patient range from new born to elderly with a vast array of skin diseases including inflammatory skin disease, skin cancer, skin allergy and genetics, enough to cater for all interests. General outpatient clinics are busy themselves but acute inpatient and GP referrals take up the rest of your time. Dermatology emergencies do exist and can keep your mind and weekends busy! Medical Dermatology is the most challenging of all. There is also a robust teaching programme with live cases for bedside teaching and clinical lectures and monthly dermatology meetings with plenty of opportunities to present cases, learn, and even socialise. You must keep up to date with all the latest research developments which are occurring at the speed of light and even get involved. And lastly, even though your daily routine is kept busy with all the above, you still have time to balance a good personal life.
UCLPartners Training Programmes Manager (TPM)
T 020 3108 2323
Health Education South London (HESL) Operations Officer
T 0207 866 3193
Rotations & Local Education Providers (LEPs)
North London Rotations:
Rotation allocation is based upon availability and interview scoring. The following rotations are available:
Chelsea & Westminster/St Mary’s Hospital
Chelsea & Westminster/UCH
Chelsea & Westminster/Ealing Hospital
Charing Cross & Hammersmith/UCH
Royal Free Hospital/Royal London
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (4 posts)
Supervisor: Dr Claire Fuller – Claire.Fuller@chelwest.nhs.uk
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2 posts)
Supervisor: Dr Susie Morris – email@example.com
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (Watford General Hospital site) (1 post)
Regional teaching information
Twice monthly regional teaching (2nd and 4th Thursday afternoon of the month)
Combination of Lectures and clinical cases
Usually at Guy’s Hospital with 1-2 sessions at The Royal London
Contact your local trainee rep to be added to the distribution list
No specific simulation teaching available
Plenty of other opportunities in specific courses, especially surgical dermatology/cosmetic dermatology
Academic training opportunities
Academic training numbers are available at The Royal London and Guy’s Hospital
Specialty specific research and special interest opportunities
There are plenty of opportunities to pursue specific research and special interest opportunities within the trust you work at or across different trusts, opportunities to take out of programme time for MDs/PhDs.
RCP approved post CCT fellowships in Moh’s Surgery and Paediatric Dermatology
Specialty specific external courses
For a full list please refer to the www.bad.org.uk website
Out of Programme information
Out of Programme time is welcome throughout training (but not in the last year).
Other specialty specific information
Monthly Dermatology Section meetings at the Royal Society of Medicine and St John’s Dermatological society with guest lectures, live rare or interesting cases and case based discussion.