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The BAD has 11 categories of membership which are outlined below.  For full details please read the Membership Guidelines before completing your form.

For further queries please contact: admin@bad.org.uk

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ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP

Open to Consultants on the Specialist Register and SAS doctors who has been fully committed to secondary care dermatology for a period of at least four years

TRAINEE MEMBERSHIP

Trainee membership for all trainees in dermatology in the United Kingdom and Ireland holding a National Training Number.  

ASSOCIATE TRAINEE MEMBERSHIP

Associate Trainee Members will be doctors who hold a trainee post in the UK or Ireland (ie foundation, CMT or ST doctors whether in dermatology or not) who do not have a Dermatology National Training Number.  Once an NTN has been awarded they must advise the BAD and will automatically become a Trainee Member.

Associate trainee members will be one of four types of doctors

(1) Senior Associate Trainee Members in Dermatology shall be medical doctors in the UK or Republic of Ireland who hold a recognised training post at ST grade or equivalent who are actively seeking an NTN in dermatology (have applied for NTN within last 12 months) or a medical doctor who is a trainee at ST grade or equivalent who is currently conducting dermatology research. If a Senior Associate Trainee is awarded a Dermatology National Training Number he or she will automatically become a Trainee Member and must notify the Honorary Secretary.

(2) CESR Route Trainee Members shall be medical doctors in the UK or Republic of Ireland working as a trainee in dermatology who have an educational supervisor and a current electronic Portfolio and are working prospectively to fulfil the requirements of CESR in dermatology.

(3) Senior Associate Trainee Members shall be medical doctors in the UK or Republic of Ireland who hold a recognised medical training post at ST grade or equivalent in a specialty other than dermatology.

(4) Junior Associate Trainee Members shall be medical doctors who hold a recognised medical training post in the UK or Republic of Ireland (e.g. Foundation, CMT or CT(paediatric) doctors whether in dermatology or not). 

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

Honorary Members are nominated by their peers for outstanding professional eminence or service to the Association.  

CAREER GRADE MEMBERSHIP

Career Grade Members shall be a Staff Grade, Specialty Doctor or Associate Specialist in Dermatology who is working and nationally appointed to the SAS Career Grade.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Associate members will be one of three types of doctors:

  1. Specialty doctors including SAS, career grade and other doctors providing dermatology services who spend more than 50% of their working time in dermatology (excluding cosmetic procedures such as fillers or neurotoxin injections) and more than 50% of their working time in the UK.
  2. UK and Irish consultants who are on the specialist register in a specialty other than dermatology, e.g. plastic surgeons, GU physicians, pathologists, oncologists.
  3. Overseas dermatologists in practice outside the United Kingdom and Ireland.

GP MEMBERSHIP

GP members will be UK or Irish general practitioners (including GPSIs) who spend less than 50% of their working time in dermatology.

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

Student members will be medical students attending a UK or Irish medical school.

ALLIED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Allied healthcare professional members will be pharmacists, nurses, clinical psychologists, podiatrists, Non-Clinical Scientists employed by a UK university or the NHS and relevant other non-medics who have a significant practice involving dermatological patients

HONORARY OVERSEAS MEMBERSHIP

Honorary Overseas Members shall be persons of distinction who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of dermatology in the international field.

RETIRED MEMBERSHIP

Retired members can be former ordinary or associate members who are no longer in clinical practice.

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