More training places needed to meet demand for dermatologists

Rural areas will be worst hit by looming workforce shortages, says college president Dr David Francis

Figures suggesting Australia will be short of about 90 dermatologists in 10 years are fueling calls for an expansion in the number of specialist training places.

Dr David Francis
Dr David Francis.

The Australasian College of Dermatologists says rural areas will be worst hit by the looming shortages.

President Dr David Francis says one of the proffered solutions to rural access is teledermatology, and the college is examining