MD Dermatology, Venereology, Leprology: Overview, Eligibility, Admission process and scope


Author: Anubhav Garg


MD Dermatology, Venereology, Leprology is a postgraduate degree in the medical field that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases related to the skin, hair, nails, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

To pursue MD Dermatology, Venereology, Leprology, candidates should have completed their MBBS degree from a recognized institution and obtained a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in their graduation. Additionally, candidates must have completed a one-year internship before applying for the course.

Admission process:
Admission to the MD Dermatology, Venereology, Leprology course is through national or state-level entrance exams such as NEET PG or AIIMS PG. Some institutions also conduct their entrance exams for admission to this course. The selection process is based on the candidate's score in the entrance exam, followed by a personal interview.

After completing the MD Dermatology, Venereology, Leprology course, candidates can work as dermatologists, venereologists, or leprologists in private clinics, government hospitals, and academic institutions. They can also pursue research and development in the field of dermatology, venereology, and leprology. The scope of this field is vast, and it is expected to grow in the coming years due to an increase in skin-related diseases and infections.

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