Dermatologists are specialist physicians who diagnose and treat diseases of the skin, hair and nails. The dermatologist role has both medical and surgical aspects and offers opportunities to practice subspecialist fields of dermatology including aesthetic dermatology (cosmetic dermatology), paediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, immunodermatology and Mohs surgery for dermatological tumour excision.

Dermatologists must complete residency or specialist training in dermatology and obtain a board or specialist certification in dermatology.


The city of New Plymouth is known for its sunny climate, art galleries and beautiful parks. It is also New Zealand’s ‘oil town’, with offshore rigs extracting natural gas and oil.

Named after the city of Plymouth in Devon, England, the city was founded by settlers from England in the 19th century and has been awarded multiple times for its natural beauty and lifestyle. 

Situated on the coast in the south western corner of the North Island, the city has a famous long coastal walkway whilst Mount Taranaki provides a stunning backdrop. Famed for its rich volcanic soil, lush botanical gardens and fabulous arts and events scene, New Plymouth is home to the renowned Pukekura Park, a lush 52 hectare site with magnificent  plants, lakes and light festivals.

Living in this city it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path. The region’s amazing mountain, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and tramping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work.


1 Hour - Flight to Wellington

50 Mins - Flight to Auckland

4.5 Hours - Drive to Wellington