Key Contacts 

Training Programme Director for Dermatology: Dr Emily McGrath (Based at Exeter Hospital)

Head of School of Medicine: Dr Kathy Woolson

Deputy Dean for Medicine: Dr Jon Francis

Education Programme Manager: Naomi Mallinson


NHS England South West (Peninsula) supervises all postgraduate medical specialist training in the Devon and Cornwall region for Dermatology.

Information about the Specialty 

The hospitals involved in this four year course are Truro , Taunton, Torbay and Royal Devon & Exeter.

During the rotation, sub-specialty skills are acquired in dermatological surgery (Exeter and Truro), contact dermatology (Truro) Paediatric dermatology (Exeter) and photo-dermatology (Torbay). A dermatology research facility is available in Truro. However ‘out of programme experience’ is encouraged if trainees wish to conduct research elsewhere.

Annual Assessment Information

Trainees undertaking Higher Specialist Training are required to have an annual assessment (ARCP). Details of these assessments can be found within the assessment pages. By clicking on the your specialty you will find the requirements for your assessment. The checklists are by no means exhaustive and it is advised that you communicate with your Training Programme Director or Educational Supervisor for more detailed requirement information once you have been scheduled for an assessment Please use these checklists as a guide when preparing for your assessment. Its is your responsibility to check what is expected of you and prepare accordingly. The JRCPTB website is an invaluable source of assessment information.

The Training Hospitals

Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Related Sites

JRCPTB Website, Dermatology