What is Dermatology?
Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin. It is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects.
A dermatologist is a specialist medical doctor who manages diseases related to skin, hair, nails, and some cosmetic problems.
Where Can I Study Dermatology In South Africa
These are the South African universities that offer a postgraduate degree in dermatology or 4 year Master in Medicine (Dermatology)
- Stellenbosch University
- University of Cape Town
- University of the Free State
- University of KZN
- University of Pretoria
- University of the Witwatersrand
Which subject is best for Dermatology?
Aspiring dermatologists must earn a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a pre-med degree program.
How long does it take to study Dermatology at UCT?
1-year full-time program. Blended program with a 6-week block in January & 6-week block in June spent on campus at Hair & Skin Research Lab, Observatory, CT.
What subjects are needed in high school to become a dermatologist in South Africa?
Dermatologists are medical doctors. While you won’t earn a bachelor’s degree in “pre-med” — this isn’t an actual major — you should show your interest in the field by taking plenty of upper-level science and math courses in high school, such as AP courses in biology, physics, chemistry, calculus, and statistics.
How many years of study to become a dermatologist in South Africa?
Dermatologists in South Africa typically study for about 10 years. The first 6 years are spent on theoretical training to obtain a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and the other four years in post-grad studies to obtain a Master of Medicine in Dermatology degree.