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Dermatologists are medical specialists specialised in the treatment of skin disorders, most often acne, sunburn, and skin cancer. Dermatological activities include consultation, the provision of screening tests, and non-invasive surgical procedures

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Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS

  • MD

  • Bachelor of Science in Dermatology

  • Masters of Science in Dermatology

What you need to get started

  • +2 years of hand-on experience is required.

  • Pre entry-level internship in either general surgery or internal medicine can be helpful.

Soft Skills

  • Excellent at communication

  • Passionate about patient care

  • Should have good analytical skills to help reach medical decisions

  • Should be able to empathise and be approachable with a patient

  • Confident about their knowledge and ability 

  • Detail oriented

  • Good at business administration if starting a private practice

Technical Skills

  • Cryotherapy

  • Biopsies

  • Electrodessication and curettage

  • Shave removal

  • Conservative excision

  • Cryosurgery

  • Photodynamic therapy

  • Mohs micrographic surgery