DR TARRYN JACOBS
Dr Tarryn Jacobs is a Dermatologist that specialises in general medical dermatological conditions and skin cancer detection and treatment. She is experienced in the management of complex skin conditions and enjoys working with her patients to create a treatment plan that is best for them. Her patients enjoy her caring and approachable dermatology consultations, knowing they will always get individualised care appropriate to their skin's needs.
Dr Jacobs completed her undergraduate MBChB medical degree at the University of Pretoria in 2008. She did her registrar dermatology training at the University of Pretoria, qualifying as a Specialist Dermatologist and obtaining both the Fellowship of the College of Dermatology as well as her Masters in Medicine (Dermatology) with Cum Laude. Dr Tarryn Jacobs was honoured to receive the prestigious Peter-Gordon-Smith Award in recognition of her academic excellence in the Fellowship examination of the College of Dermatologists of South Africa. She completed her MMED research looking at the quality of life of patients with blistering diseases, and was awarded a prize at the Dermatology for Africa Conference in 2018.
Dr Jacobs is actively involved in medical education and training, as she is a part-time lecturer and consultant at the University of Pretoria, dermatology Department.
She is highly driven by patient care and a desire to never stop learning and stays up to date on medical research and new therapies for dermatological disease. Dr Jacobs has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented at numerous academic medical conferences.
Her expertise in skin health is sought out in various media outlets. Her advice is featured regularly in Aesthetic and Aging and Longevity magazines, Health 24 and TV and radio stations.
Dermatologists are medical doctors. In South Africa, after completing six years of medical school, doctors complete a general medical training programme which includes 2 years of internship and a year of community service. Only then are dermatologists-to-be eligible to specialise.
Specialising in dermatology involves a further four years of intensive study, research and practice in academic hospitals linked to a University as a registrar. During this period, registrars need to do 2 examinations by the College of Medicine South Africa in order to qualify as a specialist dermatologist as well as a Master’s degree in dermatology.