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Dermatology Foreign Certificates


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Dermatology Foreign Certificates:
Discussing all the foreign certificates in Dermatology available for International Medical Graduates which are
1. Diploma in Dermatology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
2. Dermatology Specialty Certificate [SCE] MRCP (UK).
3. European Board of Dermato-Venereology - UEMS

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Dermatology Foreign Certificates

  1. 1. DERMATOLOGY Foreign Certificates
  2. 2. Certificates to discuss:  Dermatology Diploma Exam RCPSG  Specialty Certificate in Dermatology RCP UK  European Board of Dermato- Venereology - UEMS
  3. 3. Dermatology Diploma Exam RCPSG Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  4. 4. Main Points •What? •How? •When? •Why should I get prepared? •The Value •Preparatory course
  5. 5. Glasgow Diploma in Dermatology? •A professional diploma based on written and clinical exam in dermatology. •In the UK: GP with special interest in dermatology. •The college admits that: diploma in dermatology = two year’s relevant experience in practice in dermatology.
  6. 6. Two day exam: • i) A Written Section consisting of: a) 20 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) 'one best' answer type (Best of 5). No Negative Markings. Some questions may have associated photographic material with several questions being based on the material. b) 10 Extended Matching Set Questions (EMQs) Options may be used once, more than once or not at all. A mark of 60% is required to pass the written examination.
  7. 7. Two day exam: •ii) A combined Clinical/Oral Section • 8 Stations … 15min/2 stations • over 60 min • At some of these stations you will be introduced to patients, and be asked to take a history, or examine, or assess or advise them. Aspects of diagnosis and management may be discussed • At other stations you may be asked to comment on other material which you might encounter in clinical practice, for example laboratory reports or aids to diagnosis or management.
  8. 8. Two day exam: •The clinical examination will be marked on a four point scale of Pass/Bare Pass/Fail/Bad fail. • An average mark corresponding to bare pass will be required to pass the clinical examination. •Online results- one week later.
  9. 9. What are the documents needed? •Primary Medical Qualification. •Evidence of training in dermatology. •Letter of Recommendation. •Passport copy. •Fees.
  10. 10. When to take the exam? •At least 18 months after graduation. •Full time post for 4 months. OR’ •Two sessions weekly for two years. OR’ •Six months full time … attendance with clinical instruction. •Private or governmental official stamp and letter of support.
  11. 11. When to take the exam? •Dates of exam: 2 times per year, March & November •Application Period: 2 months prior to the exam date
  12. 12. Why should I get prepared?  You may have the knowledge but…., Update… Expand your horizon Re-arrange…. British guidelines…. Celtic people….. Black skin… Evidence based medicine Communication skills
  13. 13. The Value •Think globally •Think systematically •Get exposed to new management plans •How to put a logic DD •Pattern recognition and description •How to select your words •Benefit Risk assessment •When to treat & when not to treat •How to make a two-person decision
  14. 14. Preparatory Course: •5 lectures on dermatology basics •24 lectures on dermatological disorders •Each is 2-3 hours •The Course will be divided into 3 modules •At the end of each, there will be an evaluating exam. •At the end of the course, there will be revision for both written and clinical exams. •Final evaluating exam will be done as well.
  15. 15. •Knowledge is like an endless sea But: Enough knowledge is all what you need to pass any exam.
  16. 16. Specialty Certificate in Dermatology RCP UK
  17. 17. The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom •Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh •Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow •Royal College of Physicians of London •Responsibility for the organization of the Specialty Certificate Examinations has been devolved by the Federation to the MRCP(UK) Central Office: MRCP(UK) Central Office
  18. 18. Training of a Physician in the UK •The prerequisite to a career as a Medical Consultant Physician to be awarded a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) •Having already gained their MRCP(UK) Diploma, trainees are further assessed by Specialty Certificate Examination
  19. 19. The Specialty Certificate Examination •2-paper test, each paper lasting 3 hours, and is delivered in •computer-based format (referred to as CBT). Each paper is based on the MRCP(UK) written paper format and •Contains 100 multiple choice questions in ‘one from five’ (best of five) format
  20. 20. Marking System •The standard setters assess the difficulty of the questions against the level of knowledge expected of candidates using a procedure known as the modified Angoff method. •As a result of the standard setting process, the pass mark and pass rate may vary at each SCE.
  21. 21. Entry requirements •There are no prerequisites for entry to any Specialty Certificate Examinations.
  22. 22. Documents requirements •No documents required •Except for 1ry medical qualification for correctly spelling the name
  23. 23. Exam Centers •Inside and outside UK •According to availability •But not in Egypt
  24. 24. Exam Fees •Centers inside UK: 861 £ •Centers outside UK: 1081 £
  25. 25. Dates •Once per year •Application date: June- July •Exam date: October
  26. 26. Results • 4 weeks after the exam • Pass result: The qualification for candidates who pass the Specialty Certificate Examination will be a ‘Specialty Certificate in Dermatology’ From MRCP(UK) But not postnominal ‘MRCP(UK) Dermatology’
  28. 28. European Board of Dermato- Venereology Exam •UEMS in Brussels, Belgium •EBDV Exam is held by Section of dermato- venereology in Frankfurt, Germany
  29. 29. EBDV Exam •2 day test, 3 sessions per day, each session lasts 2 hrs. •30 min break between sessions. •On Dermatovenereology •400 questions. •15% enumeration- 85% MCQs •MCQs: Choose correct answer(s)
  30. 30. Marking System •Pass mark is 55% in each session independently
  31. 31. Entry requirements Board certification in either dermato-venereology/ dermatology/ venereology.
  32. 32. Documents requirements •Copy of Board certification in either dermatovenereology/ dermatology/ venereology. •Letter of reference confirming time of training •Curriculum Vitae •List of publications from the last 5 years
  33. 33. Exam Centres •Frankfurt, Germany •Not in Egypt
  34. 34. Exam Fees •400 € after acceptance of the application
  35. 35. Dates •Once per year •Application deadline: 1st of June •Exam date: August
  36. 36. Results •By the end of the year •Pass result: The qualification for candidates who pass the Specialty Certificate Examination will be a ‘European Board in Dermatovenereology’ From UEMS, Section of Dermatovenereology
  37. 37.