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I wanna be a dermatologists

So in my recent aslevel exams I got 2 As and a B, I wanna do dermatology as my first option but if that doesn't work out I wanna do something in chemistry that include cosmetics. Im new to this medicine thingy bob so can someone explain pls.
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To become a dermatologist you need to do a medical degree. You then need to do two years of foundation training then two years of core training (normally internal medical training I believe) before applying to dermatology specialty training. During the medical degree and the years of foundation and core training will learn about then rotate through and work in the full range of medical specialties and not just dermatology. Therefore, it is not generally advisable to fixate on a particular specialty before you even start, is the advice that has been given by medics on TSR previously.

The cosmetics industry is also very separate from dermatology and not really that related I don't think?
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I completely agree with what artful_lounger says. It's great that you are keen to explore a career in dermatology, but please be mindful that a medical degree is required and it will be many years before you start and graduate before you will be solely focusing on Dermatology. It is a very competitive speciality and there a few trainee positions, but these considerations are not essential at your stage.

I think it would be worthwhile you reflecting on what it is about dermatology you are interested in, therefore you can tailor your choice of applications accordingly. You can only apply to four medical schools as part of UCAS so you fifth (and final choice) could be something related you want to consider.

I would recommend looking further into the Chemistry pharmaceutical route as you mentioned as well as Aesthetics.

Hope this is useful!
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Original post by dyve
So in my recent aslevel exams I got 2 As and a B, I wanna do dermatology as my first option but if that doesn't work out I wanna do something in chemistry that include cosmetics. Im new to this medicine thingy bob so can someone explain pls.


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Original post by artful_lounger
To become a dermatologist you need to do a medical degree. You then need to do two years of foundation training then two years of core training (normally internal medical training I believe) before applying to dermatology specialty training. During the medical degree and the years of foundation and core training will learn about then rotate through and work in the full range of medical specialties and not just dermatology. Therefore, it is not generally advisable to fixate on a particular specialty before you even start, is the advice that has been given by medics on TSR previously.

The cosmetics industry is also very separate from dermatology and not really that related I don't think?

Thanks for all the feedback guys.

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