Dermatologist - How to become a Dermatologist?


The division of medicine that deals with the skin as well as its diseases is called as Dermatology. It is a combination of both surgical as well as medical aspects of medicine. A person who practices dermatology is called as a Dermatologist. For people who have finished their course in dermatology, career options are available in a wide range.  It is possible for them to find work with multi-specialty hospitals or work as freelancers. Another option for them is to start their own clinics. In the initial stage, a dermatologist will earn as much as Rs. 14, 00, 00 –Rs. 26, 00, 00 a year. Professionals of this field will have a yearly remuneration of Rs. 2,00,0000 – Rs. 35, 00,000. With more experience in this field, the candidates will be able to earn much more.

Qualifying exam

The students who seek to become dermatologists will be required to write an entrance exam. Some of those exams are – the K S Hegde Medical Academy Entrance Exam, The All India Institute of Medical Sciences Entrance Exam, The NTR University of Health Sciences Entrance Exam and The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University Entrance Exam. A few others are SRM University Entrance Exam, The Pondicherry University Entrance Exam, The Dr M.G.R Educational and Research Institute Entrance Exam and The Bangalore University Entrance Exam.

Who is eligible to apply?

The basic qualification required for a student who desire to practice dermatology is a MBBS degree. Following the completion of this program, the students can go for a specialization in dermatology.

How to prepare for exam and interview?

Students can prepare for this exam by reading books on Dermatology. There will be many books available on this topic. Another option for them is to browse the internet. Details on dermatology can be thus gathered. In addition to this, details about the exam and its pattern can also be gained. The students can also prepare by writing short notes. Reading time from time to time will enable them to memorize the finer points. When they appear at the interview, the students ought to make certain that they answer the questions appropriately.



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One Response to “Dermatologist - How to become a Dermatologist?”

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    soniya j bhagat:

    can i apply for dermatology after 12th or bsc?