What is a dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a medically trained doctor who has undertaken six or more years of study and training to obtain a degree in medicine as well as a number of additional years of generalised medical and surgical training. After being selected by the Australasian College of Dermatologists to undertake training in the national dermatology training program, dermatologists undertake an additional 4 years or more of specialist training in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the skin and skin cancer. Dermatologists are also extensively trained in the use of lasers for treating the skin and many cosmetic procedures. With their specialist knowledge of the skin they are well placed to advise on and perform these procedures.

All dermatologists practicing in Australia must be accredited with The Australasian College of Dermatologists, which is the only government accredited provider of specialist dermatology training in this country. At Bulimba Dermatology, all of our doctors are dermatologists accredited with the College.