MD in Skin and V.D. is a 3-year postgraduate course, the minimum eligibility for admission to which is the successful completion of MBBS from a university recognized by the MCI.
The course mostly follows an annual system. Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance examination.
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India varies between INR 30,000 and 25 Lacs, depending on the institute offering the course.
Popular areas of employment for such professionals include:
The average annual salary offered in India to successful doctorate holders in Skin and V.D. in India ranges between INR 3 and 10 lacs, increasing with the candidate’s experience and expertise in the field.
Some of the major highlights of the course are listed below.
|Eligibility||MBBS completed from a university recognized by the MCI|
|Admission Process||Based on counselling after qualification of entrance tests (AIIMS, NEET, etc.)|
|Course Fee||INR 10 to 25 Lacs p.a.|
|Average Starting salary||INR 3 to 10 Lacs p.a.|
|Top recruiting organizations||Apollo Hospital, Ganga Hospital, AIIMS, etc.|
The discipline of Dermatology is itself divided across the following specializations:
Ideal candidates for the course would possess interest in, and aptitude for:
A large number of private and government medical colleges in India offer a postgraduate degree in the field. Mentioned below are the names and details of such colleges, with their corresponding locations and fees charged by each, annually.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees|
|All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)||Delhi||INR 10,000 (course)|
|Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)||Chandigarh||INR 20,000 (course)|
|Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)||Puducherry||INR 20,000 (course)|
|Kasturba Medical College||Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka||INR 30 Lacs (course)|
|St. John’s Medical College||Bengaluru, Karnataka||INR 3 Lacs (course)|
|Stanley Medical College (SMC)||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||INR 40,000 (course)|
|Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University)||Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu||INR 50 Lacs (course)|
|Aligarh Muslim University||Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh||INR 60,000 (course)|
|Assam Medical College||Dibrugarh, Assam||INR 50,000 (course)|
|Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College (JJM Medical College)||Davangere, Karnataka||INR 10 Lacs (course)|
Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.
Generally, in most of the colleges and institutes offering the course, admission is provided based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance test, conducted at any of State and national levels, followed by a subsequent round of counselling.
The round of counselling involves two additional rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, wherein candidate’s general aptitude for the course is examined. A merit list is subsequently released issued by the institute allocating available seats to the qualifying candidates.
Some of the major entrance examinations conducted in India for admission to the course are listed below.
Almost all institutes offering the course candidates’ NEET PG scores.
NEET is a national-level single-window entrance examination conducted for admission to MD/ MS/ PG diploma courses in medicine in India.
NEET is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), and is a computer-based test carrying 300 multiple choice questions asked on a Computer-based Platform (CBT).
The major components of study that form part of the course’s curriculum are:
|Skin and V.D. – Fundamentals, Structure and Development of skin||Venereology|
|Biochemistry and Physiology of epidermis and its appendages||Leprosy|
|Dermatopathology||Nutritional diseases – protein and vitamin deficiencies|
|Skin Diseases||Allergic disorders|
|Skin and V.D. in relation to internal medicine||AIDS|
|Cutaneous Neoplasms Conference presentations||Slide preparations|
|Collaboration with clinical disciplines||Cadaveric dissection|
|Weekly seminars for postgraduates and clinical lectures||Training in paper publication|
|-||Financial assistance to attend conferences|
The curriculum also involves an advanced study of the following subjects:
It is mandatory for every candidate to submit a dissertation and the final acceptance of dissertation is a precondition for the candidate to appear in the final examination.
Skin and V.D. Specialists work as Skin Specialists also have the option of pursuing private practice.
Popular areas of employment for successful doctorate holders in Skin and V.D. include:
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are mentioned below with the basic job responsibilities and salaries associated with each role.
|Job Profile||Description||Average Annual Pay Scale|
|Skin and V.D. Specialist||Skin and V.D. Specialists are medical doctors who diagnose and treat ailments of the largest organ of the human body, and advise patients on achieving healthy and attractive skin.||INR 12 to 13 lacs|
|Cosmetic Skin and V.D. Specialist||Cosmetic Skin and V.D. Specialists are Skin and V.D. Specialist that specialize in aesthetic cosmetic issues as well as research. They provide medical and surgical treatment to people with problems such as bacterial or fungal infections, aging, acne, allergic reactions, unwanted hair, benign skin growths, and uneven skin pigmentation.||INR 30 to 32 lacs|
|Surgical Skin and V.D. Specialist||Surgical Skin and V.D. Specialists tackle and treat cosmetic conditions of the skin, hair, nails, veins, mucous membranes, and adjacent tissues by various surgical, reconstructive, cosmetic, and non-surgical methods.||INR 38 to 40 lacs|
|Medical Skin and V.D. Specialist||Medical Skin and V.D. Specialists are professionally responsible for improving the care given to patients whose skin diseases or therapies have had substantial systemic consequences. Also, they foster research in medical Skin and V.D., towards ensuring medical Skin and V.D. expertise in community and academic settings.||INR 16 to 18 lacs|
|Consultant||Dental Consultants evaluate the efficiencies related to the business work flow processes of the daily activities within a medical centre. After they evaluate what is efficient and what needs to be improved, Consultants put together plans that offer recommendations to make the centre’s work flow more efficient.||INR 6 to 10 lacs|
|Research Assistant||Research Assistants are responsible for independently managing the internal review processes for numerous different departmental research studies. They review existing documents, prepare updates and corrections for Principal Investigator approval, and upload them. Also, they review and interpret regulatory guidance pertaining to research protocols. They screen patients for participation, interview, answer their questions, and document the informed consent of study participants. Also, they monitor patients due for follow-up appointments and procedures, schedule follow-up appointments, and coordinate necessary tests. Additionally, they independently perform a variety of administrative support duties for the department, staff, and physicians, such as data entry, composing correspondence, locating and assembling information for various reports, briefings, and conferences. They are also responsible for maintaining and submitting timecards. They maintain subject matter files and records, ensuring that all documents are properly signed and files are complete. They also respond to routine requests for information.||INR 2.5 to 3 lacs|
|Clinical Trial Site Lead||Clinical Trial Site Leads are responsible for ensuring efficient conduct of clinical trials in remote and challenging settings. They are equipped with essential medical and research skills and are well-versed in team building, leadership, project management, and negotiation.||INR 3.5 to 5 lacs|
|Public Health Specialists||Public Health Specialists are medical professionals who work in the public sector, usually focusing their skills and expertise on population-based specialties, instead of treating individual patients. Essentially, Public Health Specialists work towards improving the overall health of a group of people, usually within a community or State. By increasing the overall well-being of members of a community, Public Health Specialists reduce the number of untreated issues through a combination of treatment, education, and policy changes.||INR 3.5 to 4 lacs|