About Us

We are two consultant dermatologists working in London and Leeds. When we embarked on…

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Dermatology is the most competitive medical specialty in terms of applicant: post ratio. It attracts a very high calibre of applicants…

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1-to-1 Interview Prep

There is no better way to hone your interview skills than being coached in a one-to-one setting. Designed to recreate the interview scenario…

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Welcome to DermOwl

Dermatology is the most competitive medical specialty, with an average competition ratio of 7 candidates for every 1 National Training Number. As candidates bottleneck, it’s getting tougher every year.

DermOwl is the brainchild of two Consultant Dermatologists who want to provide the much-needed wisdom and guidance that aspiring Dermatology Registrars need to be successful in achieving their career goals.

A wise old owl lived in an oak/the more he saw the less he spoke/the less he spoke the more he heard/why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?


‘Fantastic, awesome, unique. Really helpful to have a day on the interview structure and focusing on individual stations’
GO, Round 1 2016
‘Most helpful interview course I have ever attended. Very focused on Dermatology interview, which is what was needed’
DS, Round 1 2016
‘ Loads of really useful info, thank you. Great to have opportunities to ask lots of questions and advice about the process’
RB, Round 1 2016
‘I have always been nervous at interviews, and my interview for a number clearly was so important that I was sure my nerves would impede my performance. Dr Worsnop and Dr Spierings provided me with the tools to sell myself effectively to the panel and make myself stand out. The interview could not have gone better and I attribute this entirely to preparation and practice. Thank you, Owls!’
CS, Bristol Trainee
‘I received great support and tutorage from Dr. Worsnop and Dr. Spierings in preparation for my Dermatology ST3 interview. With their guidance and knowledge I managed to boost my confidence and preparation to rank number one out of the candidates nationally.’
CF, London Trainee
‘I have wanted to be a dermatologist since medical school and have made my CV as competitive as possible, so I knew my application was strong. I also knew that 80% of the marking criteria for getting a number comes from the interview. Dr. Spierings’ and Dr. Worsnop’s took a personal approach in my one-on-one sessions to help me present the best version of myself in the interview. They gave me the skills to be ‘confident, not cocky.’’
PM, London Trainee