PCDSC Statement Regarding Dermatology Training:
Path to becoming a Family Physician with a Focused Practice in Dermatology in Canada.

Currently, there is no recognized Certificate of Added Competence for Dermatology through the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Nor is there an official Canadian training program. Members of our society who are Family Physicians providing secondary care dermatology in our communities have gained our expertise through various international training programs as well as from teachers and mentors.

Some of the international training programs that our society members have completed include (but are not limited to): 
Postgraduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology, University of Cardiff, Wales 
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
HealthCert – Various diplomas and certificates in both general dermatology as well as skin cancer medicine
Diplomas and Masters of Skin Cancer at the University of Queensland, Australia

Canadian Family Physicians seeking to practice secondary care dermatology need to review the guidelines as well as billing regulations specific to their province. We recommend consulting with your corresponding provincial college to inquire if there is a policy position and/or process on adding scope or changing scope of practice. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has published a policy statement

As a Society and not a licensing body, the Primary Care Dermatology Society of Canada does not instruct physicians on how to become eligible for delivery of secondary care dermatology in their respective provinces.