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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.

The next Dermatology workshop scheduled for Tuesday 9th June 2020 has now been cancelled and moved to November 2020 (fully booked). The June 2021 is also fully booked. If you would like to book a space at the next Dermatology BAD CESR workshop available (November 2021) please email the administrator Monica Parrondo at The cost of the workshop is £50 for BAD members and £100 for non-members.

CESR Application- Section Dividers

A successful CESR applicant suggested printing the section dividers provided on the link below sticking each on the front of a foolscap folder, in which you can start collecting your evidence. Some evidence will cross over several domains. If so, choose the one you may need to pad out and cross reference the information in that domain.


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


Dr Caroline Hewitt is one of the Derms who have recently passed a 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 are:
Dr Pariyawan Rakvit at and Dr Ava Lee

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


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.  

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