Australasian College of Dermatologists
Lotus Dermatology’s specialists are members of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and gained their qualifications through the internationally recognised ACD Training Program.
The Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) as the sole provider of specialist dermatology training in Australia. The Fellowship Training Program is internationally recognised as one of the best clinically based post-graduate teaching programs available. The mission of the College is to ‘lead the achievement of first class dermatology care and skin health for our communities’.
The College aims to:
- promote the study of, and research into, dermatology
- maintain high standards of practice and ethics in dermatology
- conduct courses of study and training for specialist qualification
- continue to educate its Fellows through its compulsory professional development program
- conduct conferences in dermatology
- train indigenous doctors in dermatology to act as role models for their peers
- educate dermatologists and health care professionals about dermatological diseases in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- publish The Australasian Journal of Dermatology and provide a resource for communication of dermatological topics to the community, the media, industry and governments
The Fellowship Training Program
To become a dermatologist it is necessary to be a registered medical practitioner who has resident status in Australia, have completed a minimum of two years (PGY 1 and PGY 2 accredited positions) acceptable training in a teaching hospital or equivalent and then to complete the four year Fellowship Training Program in accredited clinical settings under the supervision of practicing dermatologists.
Lotus Dermatologists are involved in the teaching of specialists-in-training.