MD in Venereology is a 2 to 3-year long postgraduate course in medicine, the minimum eligibility for pursuance of which is the successful completion of any of MBBS, DMS, BHMS, and BDS, etc.
Major subjects of study that form part of the program are:
The average tuition fee charged in India for the course ranges between INR 800 and 10 Lacs. Admission to the course is based on the student’s performance in a relevant entrance exam conducted for admission to the course, such as National Eligibility Cum entrance test (NEET).
Successful graduates of the course are hired in capacities such as Professor, Skin Specialist, Therapy Manager, Sales Coordinator, Clinical Application Specialist, etc. They are hired in fields such as health clinics, health centers, healthcare, natural apothecaries, college health centers, hospitals, etc., or may even pursue private practice. The average annual salary offered to such postgraduates in India ranges between INR 2 and 10 lacs.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Duration||2 or 3 years|
|Examination Type||Phase System|
|Eligibility||MBBS, BDS, DMS, DHMS, BHMS, BAMS, BASM, BEMS, BIAMS, BNYT, BATS, BUMS, IAMS, BPT, B.Pharma., N.O., or M.D(A.M).|
|Admission Process||Based on performance in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)|
|Course Fee||INR 800 to 10 Lacs for 3 years|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 and 10 Lacs per year|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Healthcare environments including hospitals, physician practices, integrative healthcare clinics, public health clinics, college health centers, natural apothecaries, and in settings that care for military veterans, etc.|
|Job Positions||Dermatology Professor, Skin Specialist, Medical Representative, Clinical Application specialist, Therapy Manager – IVF Artificial Reproduction, and such.|
Venereology, or Dermatology, is the field of medicine related to the skin and disorders of the skin, often extending to nail and hair disorders. The discipline involves practice and constant innovation of techniques to remove scars from skin, extra growth in skin, unusual behavior by skin, etc. Some such disorders are psoriasis, eczema, and allergies of scalp, skin allergies, and many such. Lately, Dermatologists also perform elective procedures like botox injections, laser hair removal and hair transplant, collagen injections, etc.
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees|
|Amrita University||Coimbatore||INR 10 Lacs (course)|
|Guwahati Medical College, Assam||Assam||INR 10,000 (course)|
|Kasturba Medical College||Mangalore||INR 5 Lacs (course)|
|All India Institute of Medical Sciences||Delhi||INR 800 (course)|
|AFMC||Pune||INR 20,000 (course)|
|KMC||Mangalore||INR 6 Lacs (course)|
The minimum eligibility criteria needed to be met for admission to the course are:
|Doctorate of Medicine in Andhra Pradesh||Doctorate of Medicine in Madhya Pradesh||Doctorate of Medicine in West Bengal||Doctorate of Medicine in Orissa|
Admission to the course at the top institutes in India is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, such as the national-level National Eligibility Cum entrance test (NEET). Rounds of group discussion and personal interview follow, based on performance in which, admission is granted to qualifying candidates.
Listed here are the top entrance exams in the country for admission to the course.
A phase-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.
|Dermatology||Structure and development skin|
|Fundamental||Biochemistry and Physiology of epidermis and its appendages including|
|Venereology||Nutritional diseases – protein and vitamin deficiencies|
|Disorders of Keratinization and epidermal proliferation||Metabolic disorders|
|Disorders effecting skin appendages, hair, nail, sebaceous glands, sweat glands and apocrine glands etc.||Diabetes mellitus|
|Neoplastic disorders of skin||Amino acid metabolism|
|Vesiculo bullous diseases, e.g. pemphigus, pemphigoid, erythema multiforme, dermatitis, herpetiformis etc.||Lipoidosis|
|Dermatitis- exogenous – contact dermatitis, patch testing, endogenous – atopic acquired||Dysproteinemias and agamma globulinemias etc.|
|endogenous nummular||Carcinoid syndrome|
|Disorders of pigmentation||Glycolipid lipoidosis|
|Disorders of collagen and connective tissue||Calcinosis cutis|
|Disorders of hair, nail sweat glands, sebaceous glands, apocrine glands, mastocytosis etc.||Histiocytosis|
|Disorders of mucous membranes||Hematological systems-reticulosis-leukema etc.|
|Disorders involving genitalia||Gastro – intestinal system|
|Disorders due to physical agents, heat, cold, light, radiation etc.||Endocrinal system|
|Disorders due to chemical agents – reactions to chemicals, occupational dermatosis||Neuroctaneous disorder|
|Fungal infections-superficial and deep||-|
|Parasitic infestations, insect bites etc.||-|
|Dermatology in relation to internal medicine||-|
|Allergic disorders||Serum sickness|
|Anaphylaxis – urticaria / angioedema||Reactions drug etc.|
|Anatomy of male and female genitalia||Transmission, prevention, clinical manifestations, prophylaxis of opportunistic infections, antiretroviral therapy, treatment in HIV+ve STD cases.|
|Syphilis and other treponematoses, immunology, pathology, diagnosis,||Leprosy|
|Treatment, control etc.||Epidemiology|
|Gonococcal uretheritis and complications||Pathogenesis|
|Chancroid||Diagnosis – clinical features, classifications, laboratory aids|
|Granuloma inguinale (Donovansois)||Reactive phase – Ocular involvement, Bone involvement|
|Other disorders involving male and female genitalia||Treatment of leprosy and reactions|
|STIs and control||Leprosy control and rehabilitation etc.|
|STI and Reproductive health||Dermatosurgery|
|Epidemiology of STI’S,||The course would consist of lesions in basic techniques of dermatosurgery or various diseases.|
|Punch grafting||Chemical face peels with glycolic ad trichloroacetic acid|
|Split skin grafting||For Nevi and Keloid, Warts, Skin tags, DPN, etc.|
|Dermabrasion and suction blister grafting||Cryosurgery|
|Narrow band UVB||Electrosurgery|
|Whole body and Hand foot PUVA chamber||Radiofrequency|
|Scar revision||Whole Body PUVA therapy|
|Chemical peeling||Hand foot PUVA therapy unit|
|CO2 Slush||For Hyperhidrosis|
Qualified Venereologists are gainfully employed in settings such as nursing homes, private or govt. hospitals, clinics and dispensaries, or may opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges, or may pursue private practice.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Pay Scale in INR|
|Dermatology Professor||Such faculty members primarily have teaching responsibilities, and may supervise residents and medical students. They typically participate in Grand Rounds presentations and may choose to speak in other forums on the medical campuses. Also, they are usually actively involved in preparing medical papers for publication, and in clinical research projects.||7,67,730|
|Skin Specialist||A Skincare Specialist is responsible for cleansing and beautifying the face and body to enhance a person's appearance.||1,171,098|
|Medical Representative||Medical Representative are required to promote and sell medical products such as drugs and medical equipment. Their major customers are nurses, doctors, and pharmacists.||2,97,631|
|Clinical Application Specialist||Clinical Applications Specialists (Diagnostics) in the medical care industry provide therapeutic sessions to families of mental patients, besides complete assessments of cases and medical equipment diagnostics.||4,57,500|
|Therapy Manager – IVF Artificial Reproduction||Physical Therapy Managers oversee staff and day-to-day operations at their places of work. Depending on the organization and its nature of operation, they may also interact with other people, such as hospital staff or representatives from the organization's department of physical therapy.||4,86,782|
|Sales Coordinator||Sales Coordinators manage schedules, file important documents, and share medical information. They also are responsible for ensuring that the sales related equipment and materials are adequate and functioning.||3,00,000|
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