Dermatology is a part of medical science that deals with the skin and its diseases. People of different ages are concerned about their skin, beauty and complex and due to this there is huge demand for well-trained dermatologists. An individual who practices dermatology is called as a dermatologist. Dermatology study is related to physiology and pathology of the nails, hair and skin in order to diagnose the problem and provide treatment according to the issues such as eczema, chemical peel, acne, fungal infection, cryosurgery, birth-marks and skin cancer.
Dermatologists utilize surgery, medication and radiotherapy to treat these disease and conditions. Candidates interested in practicing dermatology career must train as a registered nurse i.e (RN) and must complete his/her training and education in dermatology. Some dermatologists play a major role in advising their patients of benefits and disadvantages of various skin care events. A dermatologist might also perform as a research on causes of physical deformities or treatments for skin irritation, skin cancer etc,.
List of Courses:-
Diploma in Dermatology
Master of Science in Clinical Dermatology
Post Graduate Diploma in Dermatology
Doctor of Philosophy in Dermatology & Venereology
For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (12th Std.) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. The duration for the bachelor degree course is 3 years.
The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a graduation degree with science subject science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. The duration for master's degree and post graduate diploma course is 2 years.
Some of the sub-specialized fields of dermatology are:-
A graduate student working as a private practitioner or in clinic helps them to gain the confidence and revenue. Experienced dermatologists can pursue rewarding careers abroad as the demand is increasing tremendously. A graduate professional can also apply jobs in foreign countries and work there.
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Dermatologists make a remuneration somewhere between Rs.1.5 lacs – Rs.3 lacs per annum in the initial stage, and go up to Rs. 5 lacs per annum after gaining some experience. Their promotion prospects include becoming medical director or department head etc. In government hospitals the income is mostly based on the grade or pay scale. Although dermatologists working in a private hospital also earn good remuneration. Dermatologists can make more money by having his /her own private clinic.