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Dermatologists deal with all issues, diseases and problems related to our skin. They treat and diagnose skin problems, from mild issues like sunburn to serious diseases like skin cancer. As a dermatologist, you’ll conduct screenings and skin evaluations, while at the same time investigating your patient’s medical history to determine appropriate treatments.
Dermatologists also perform biopsies to diagnose melanoma and perform skin surgery.
To become a dermatologist in South Africa, you will need the following qualifications:
Dermatologists in South Africa typically study for about 10 years.
The first 6 years are spent on theoretical training to obtain a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and the other four years in post-grad studies to obtain a Master of Medicine in Dermatology degree.
Dermatologists have many opportunities for employment in South Africa and often work in the following places:
University of Pretoria:
University of Stellenbosch:
University of KwaZulu-Natal:
Sefako Magkatho Health Services University:
University of the Free State:
University of Limpopo: