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Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR)


Under the Education Board, the BAD has created a guidance framework to help aid the CESR application process.

Click on the link to download the CESR guidance framework      CESR guidance framework
Click on the link to see examples of successful candidates         Examples of successful candidates 

If you are considering applying for a CESR and you would like some guidance, the BAD Clinical Services department provides advice and support. For further information, please click on the link below:



Under the Education Board, the BAD organises the CESR workshop to help delegates gain an understanding of the process of application for the Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) and how to prepare a successful application.

The workshop looks specifically at collecting evidence to demonstrate the equivalent knowledge and experience in dermatology, as set out in the dermatology curriculum in order to achieve Specialist Registration. The workshop also looks at ways shortfalls in experience can be addressed, whilst working as busy dermatology clinicians.

The first Dermatology specific CESR workshop was organised by Dr Cathy Christie (former BAD SAS committee member and CESR Lead) and took place on Wednesday 12th November 2014. It was the first of its kind and proved to be very popular with places filling rapidly and a considerable waiting list. Since then, a few more workshops have been run taking into account the constructive comments and suggestions made by the delegates on the feedback provided.

The day consists of a morning run by the GMC Advisors, who run small group practical sessions, demystifying and dissecting the application process. This is invaluable as the CESR process is complex and onerous so is highly recommended. In the afternoon we focus more specifically on Dermatology and have various expert speakers, some of who have been successful in this process.

The next Dermatology BAD CESR workshop will be taking place on Monday 8th November. If  you  would like to book a space  please email the CESR administrator at


Please click here  to access the  most frequently asked questions regarding CESR.


The following Dermatologists have all passed CESR and would be happy to share their experience and provide some guidance and advice:

Dr Pariyawan Rakvit is in the process of applying and is available at

One of the speakers at previous workshops and successful candidate, Dr Trupti Desai, currently working as a Consultant Dermatologist at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is happy to share her personal experience of the CESR application process with other aspiring colleagues. Please click on the link to access her presentation.     Tips from Successful candidates

Click here for further information about CESR .


Dermatology Specific Guidance - Evidence list 

It is important you check the GMC website regularly for updates to the specialty specific guidance and curriculum for the specialty.These documents can be updated at any time and you’ll be assessed against the curriculum in place at the time you apply. Dermatology Specific Guidance


With the current workforce crisis, Dermatology Consultants are asking how best they can support their talented SAS doctors and locum Consultant colleagues to achieve CESR.

CESR Lead, Dr Cathy Christie, has created a document aimed to explain what is required and how to support these doctors. Please click here to access the document.  

Articles on CESR 

Click here to access newsletters articles on CESR topics.



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