Skin of Colour in Dermatology Education
Medical training which is representative of the diverse UK population is essential for good patient care. Understanding how presentations, incidence, and outcomes of skin diseases vary is vital for providing good quality treatment, regardless of ethnic background or skin tone.
Skin of Colour Education in the UK
There is no fixed undergraduate dermatology training curriculum in the UK. This means that the amount of training medical students receive at undergraduate level varies between medical schools and can be inadequate. In one in ten medical schools, it may be possible to complete undergraduate education without ever receiving any formal dermatology-focused education.
While dermatology trainees get exposure to dermatology in skin of colour through their training, GPs, nurses, and other healthcare professionals may not.
Skin of colour training is integral to all dermatology education, training, and resources. The BAD, through our Skin Diversity Sub-Committee, has brought together some resources which can support healthcare professionals to improve their knowledge.
Skin of Colour Education Resources
Skin of Colour Small Grants
Grants of up to £500 are available from the BAD’s Skin Diversity Sub-Committee for small projects. We welcome ideas that are likely to promote dermatology related to skin of colour. Applications are encouraged from all members, including medical students, trainees, SAS doctors, and consultants.
There is no fixed deadline for applications, for further details, please contact email@example.com