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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 to apply 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.

** Please note that  due to Covid-19, there are no further set dates for future workshops yet. However, if  you would like to book a space at future Dermatology BAD CESR workshops, please email the CESR administrator at and she would add your contact details for any future CESR emaill communications to keep you inofrmed of teh latest  developments.


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


Dr Caroline Hewitt is one of the Derms who have  passed CESR and would be happy to share their experience, so if you would like some guidance and advice. Please contact her:

Other contacts available to respond to CESR queries is doctor Ava Lee who has also recently passed CESR . 

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 .


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 

Clik here to access newsletters articles on CESR topics.



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