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Dermatology

Dermatology is the medical science of diagnosing and treating skin diseases affecting the skin, hair, and nails. It is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. The skin is the largest organ in the body and also includes hair, nails, the wet areas of the mouth and genitalia. A dermatologist is a health professional who specializes in the field of dermatology and is involved in the diagnosis and treatment of hair, skin, and nail conditions.

A trained dermatologist may perform skin surgery to prevent or control skin diseases such as skin cancer, to improve aesthetics of the skin or diagnose a condition of the skin. Various treatment methods are adopted by Dermatologists to cure diseases related to human body.  A career in Dermatology includes hair transplantation, hair removal using laser technology or by other means, systematic therapy, allergy testing, cosmetic filler injections, phototherapy, laser therapy etc. They are also responsible for the treatment decisions of various dermatological conditions with many types of therapies, including topical agents, systemic agents and other therapies.

 

SPECIALIZATIONS

  • Dermatopathology
  • Immunohematology
  • Mohs surgery
  • Teledermatology
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Topical medications
  • Systemic medications
  • Surgery
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Phototherapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Radiotherapy

 

ELIGIBILITY

Dermatology is the postgraduate level education and can be pursued only after the completion of MBBS. So the steps involved in this process are as follows-

  • First of all students are required to pass 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects.
  • To take admission in MBBS programme, students are required to appear the entrance test namely NEET
  • Earn MBBS degree from a well-recognized medical institution.
  • Appear the entrance tests like JIPMER PG, AIIMS PG and NEET PG for taking admission in MD/MS course.
  • Choose your desired branch as a specialization in MD/MS.
  • Candidates seeking admission in doctorate level course, are selected on the basis of performance in the qualifying examination and entrance exam. Various Institutions conduct their own entrance test for admission doctoral level courses.

COURSE DURATION

Bachelor Courses (4 year)

Master Courses (3 year)

Diploma in Dermatology (2 years)         

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Human values and humanities don’t come with educational degrees. Though these doctors deal with humans at their most crucial stages so they should possess certain qualities like patience, politeness, ability to build harmonious relationship with their patients, strong ethics, service mentality, self-motivation, understanding etc. In addition to these a good doctor should have the ability to deal with young patients( children) with love and the ability to understand their behavior, Good communication skills and keen observation and playful manner around children.

 

FUTURE PROSPECTS IN DERMATOLOGY

Conditions of the hair, skin, or nails are very common and almost everyone experiences symptoms of one or other dermatologic condition at some point in their life. In fact, approximately one in six of all visits to a general practitioner involves a problem of the skin.

Dermatologists who master in cosmetic dermatology plays key factors in giving a normal appearance to patients having skin related diseases without sacrificing natural skin.  Safer yet more effective alternatives to existing equipment are being invented each day. Over millions of people are influenced by the various applications of Dermatology. Employment areas of dermatologist can be in nursing homes, Pvt. /Govt. Hospitals, Clinics and Dispensaries.

 

JOB PROFILES

  • Consultant dermatologist
  • Assist. Cosmetologists
  • Consultant dermatology
  • Dermatology Professor
  • Skin Specialist
  • Medical Representative
  • Clinical Application specialist
  • Therapy Manager – IVF Artificial Reproduction
  • Dermatology Consultant

 

TOP MEDICAL COLLEGES FOR DERMATOLOGY

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.
  • Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore.
  • Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune.
  • JIPMER College, Puducherry.     
  • Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi.
  • Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), Delhi.
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai.
  • Grant Medical College, Mumbai.

 

SOME OF THE BEST BOOKS FOR DERMATOLOGY

  • Dermatology DDX Deck
  • Dermatology Essentials
  • Hurwitz Clinical Pediatric Dermatology: A Textbook of Skin
  • Review of Dermatology
  • Dermatology DDX Deck by Thomas P. Habif
  • Dermatology for Advanced Practice Clinicians