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Handbook for Medical Students and Junior Doctors

DERMATOLOGY: A Handbook for Medical Students and Junior Doctors (3rd Edition)

The Undergraduate Workstream are pleased to announce the 3rd edition (2020) of the handbook is now available as an electronic copy. It will be available in hard copy in 2021.

Foreword to 3rd Edition by Dr Tanya Bleiker, President and Professor Mini Singh, Chair of Undergraduate Work Stream, British Association of Dermatologists:

Past BAD President Dr Mark Goodfield wrote in the first edition:

‘There is a real need for appropriate information about dermatological diseases to meet the educational needs of doctors at all levels.’

This holds true even more today than in 2009 with the exponential use of social media as an information sourced by patients and clinicians alike. Since its first publication, this book has been the go to resource for accurate knowledge in common and urgent dermatological problems. Its essential role in supporting their workplace learning is highlighted by the 8,843 downloads and 50,000 requests for hard copies from individual students and medical schools throughout the UK. Starting with scientific and epidemiological facts, moving through clinical features and management, medical students are given a structure that enables them to organise learning effectively. The content remains focused on learning at the undergraduate stage of the medical education spectrum: a vital foundation for postgraduate training in dermatology.  

The UK population has become increasingly diverse over the last few decades, it is therefore necessary to update the handbook to highlight tips for assessment, variation in presentation in common and important skin conditions (e.g. common pigmentary disorders) that reflect the spectrum of cutaneous diversity junior clinicians will encounter in their practice. This, in combination, with other BAD resources under current development will ensure that medical students continue to learn from the highest quality education in dermatology to the benefit of our patients.

Medical Schools wishing to place an order

Handbooks can only be delivered to addresses within the UK.

To place an order, please contact providing the following details:

  • Subject of the email: Dermatology Handbooks
  • Number of copies
  • Contact Name
  • Organisation 
  • Full postal address including postcode
  • Telephone number

Please ensure the delivery address is correct and someone is available to accept your delivery. Handbooks returned as undeliverable will not be resent.

Bulk orders (30+) will be sent out on a limited weekly basis. Please submit your order by Friday noon for Tuesday delivery (excluding bank and public holidays).

Please note the handbook service is currently suspended for individual single orders and orders under 30. Please check here for updates when service will fully resume.


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