Proudly Supported by Schuco & Thornton & Ross 

Medical students, do you have what it takes to be crowned Battle of the DermSocs Champions 2020/21!?

Show off your leadership and management skills against rival DermSocs whilst raising money for the British Skin Foundation – the UK’s only charity supporting research in to skin cancer and all skin disease.

The initiators of this competition, Dr Sukhjit Dhariwal and Dr Ewa Kloczko are hoping that this year will see all DermSocs across the UK sign up and get involved with competition to support dermatological research.

Ewa and Sukhi explain

 “We are in the era where doctors are expected to develop management and leadership skills to aid healthcare service improvement.  We created Battle of the DermSocs as a platform for medical students to acquire those skills through fundraising activities for this important cause! Last year the initiative raised just shy of £15,000 for vital skin disease research, this year we hope teams will sign up and work together to smash that amount. All you need is good intentions and a bit of courage!"

 How to Enter

To enter BOTDS 2020/2021 all you need to do is; 

  1. Create your team's bespoke BSF fundraising page.

Remember, this is a competition! Make sure your page stands out from the rest! We (and competing teams) would love to see how you are getting on so remember to frequently add updates, photos, and videos. 

Please ensure you select BOTDS 2020-2021 under 'Which appeal would you like to fundraise for?'

2.  Complete the committee member registration form 

Complete the 'Committee Members Registration Form' with details of all committee members. This is so all committee members can be contacted by their mentor, who will be assigned to them upon registration. In addition, we will use this information to create certificates for winning teams. 


Winning Categories 

To make things a little more interesting we have three different prizes categories; 

- Battle of the DermSocs Champions: Awarded to the team who raises the most money 

- Most Creative: Awarded to the team who organise, and raise money from, the most creative activity 

- Best Media Presence: Awarded to the team who most impressively and creatively use social media and their fundraising page. 

Top Prize - Kindly provided by Schuco 

The team crowned Battle of the DermSocs 2020/2021 Champions will receive tickets to the 101st BAD Annual Meeting in addition to dermatoscope. 


  • The competition will run from Monday 19th October - midnight Friday 18th June. 
  • During this time your aim is to raise as much money for the BSF as possible.
  • Funds raised before Monday 19th October 2020 or after Friday 18th June 2021 will not be counted towards your final total. 
  • You are free to raise funds whichever way you wish, nothing is off-limits, as long as it is legal! 
  • All funds you raise are exclusively for the British Skin Foundation 
  • When you hold an activity you need to declare the amount of funds you raised to your mentor within 10 working days of the activity taking place. 
  • There is no minimum or maximum number of people permitted per team, however, in the spirit of competition all team members should belong to a DermSoc. If your team receives external assistance and wins a category only DermSoc members will be awarded a prize.
  • Have a great time!

 So what are you waiting for!? Get your team together and sign up today! 

Don't forget to share your BOTDS photos and stories with us via  Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #battleofthedermsocs #GoTeamBSF #BOTDSforBSF


If you have any questions please get in touch with Ewa and Suhki on [email protected] or if you have any questions about the charity please contact [email protected] 

Special Thanks 

With special thanks to Schuco and Thornton & Ross for supporting Battle of the DermSocs 2020/21 


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