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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:

  • Immunology of dermatological diseases
  • Cellular and molecular inflammation
  • Skin genetics
  • Skin structure and development of skin
  • Basic reactions of skin, repair and carcinogenesis.

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.

Top Colleges for Doctorate of Medicine [MD] (Venereology)

  • MD in Delhi-NCR
  • MD in Maharashtra
  • MD in Chennai
  • MD in Uttar Pradesh
  • MD in Telangana

MD in Venereology: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelPost Graduate
Duration2 or 3 years
Examination TypePhase System
Admission ProcessBased on performance in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
Course FeeINR 800 to 10 Lacs for 3 years
Average Starting SalaryINR 2 and 10 Lacs per year
Top Recruiting CompaniesHealthcare 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 PositionsDermatology Professor, Skin Specialist, Medical Representative, Clinical Application specialist, Therapy Manager – IVF Artificial Reproduction, and such.

MD in Venereology: What is it About?

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.

Top Institutes offering MD in Venereology

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 InstituteCity Average Fees
Amrita UniversityCoimbatoreINR 10 Lacs (course)
Guwahati Medical College, AssamAssamINR 10,000 (course)
Kasturba Medical CollegeMangaloreINR 5 Lacs (course)
All India Institute of Medical SciencesDelhiINR 800 (course)
AFMCPuneINR 20,000 (course)
KMCMangaloreINR 6 Lacs (course)

Eligibility for MD in Venereology

The minimum eligibility criteria needed to be met for admission to the course are:

  • Graduation completed from a recognized university, in any of MBBS, BDS, DMS, DHMS, BHMS, BAMS, BASM, BEMS, BIAMS, BNYT, BATS, BUMS, BPT, B.Pharma., N.O., and M.D. (A.M.).
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% at the level of graduation.
  • For practitioners and research workers with at least 10 years of practice in the field, the requirement of fulfilment of such basic minimum eligibility criteria is not applicable.
Doctorate of Medicine in Andhra PradeshDoctorate of Medicine in Madhya PradeshDoctorate of Medicine in West BengalDoctorate of Medicine in Orissa

MD in Venereology: Admission Process

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.

  • All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT)
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) Exam

MD in Venereology: Syllabus and Course Description

A phase-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.

Phase I

DermatologyStructure and development skin
FundamentalBiochemistry and Physiology of epidermis and its appendages including

Phase II

Phase III

VenereologyNutritional diseases – protein and vitamin deficiencies
Disorders of Keratinization and epidermal proliferationMetabolic disorders
Disorders effecting skin appendages, hair, nail, sebaceous glands, sweat glands and apocrine glands etc.Diabetes mellitus
Neoplastic disorders of skinAmino acid metabolism
GenodermatosesPophyrin metabolism
Vesiculo bullous diseases, e.g. pemphigus, pemphigoid, erythema multiforme, dermatitis, herpetiformis etc.Lipoidosis
Dermatitis- exogenous – contact dermatitis, patch testing, endogenous – atopic acquiredDysproteinemias and agamma globulinemias etc.
endogenous nummularCarcinoid syndrome
Disorders of pigmentationGlycolipid lipoidosis
Disorders of collagen and connective tissueCalcinosis cutis
Disorders of hair, nail sweat glands, sebaceous glands, apocrine glands, mastocytosis etc.Histiocytosis
Disorders of mucous membranesHematological systems-reticulosis-leukema etc.
Disorders involving genitaliaGastro – intestinal system
Disorders due to physical agents, heat, cold, light, radiation etc.Endocrinal system
Disorders due to chemical agents – reactions to chemicals, occupational dermatosisNeuroctaneous disorder
PyodermasPsychocutaneous disorders
Fungal infections-superficial and deep-
Viral infection-
Parasitic infestations, insect bites etc.-
Dermatology in relation to internal medicine-

Phase IV

Allergic disordersSerum sickness
Anaphylaxis – urticaria / angioedemaReactions drug etc.

Phase V

Phase VI

Venereal disordersAIDS
Anatomy of male and female genitaliaTransmission, 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 complicationsPathogenesis
Lymphogranuloma venereumPathology
ChancroidDiagnosis – clinical features, classifications, laboratory aids
Granuloma inguinale (Donovansois)Reactive phase – Ocular involvement, Bone involvement
Other disorders involving male and female genitaliaTreatment of leprosy and reactions
STIs and controlLeprosy control and rehabilitation etc.
STI and Reproductive healthDermatosurgery
Epidemiology of STI’S,The course would consist of lesions in basic techniques of dermatosurgery or various diseases.

Phase VII

Phase VIII

Punch graftingChemical face peels with glycolic ad trichloroacetic acid
Split skin graftingFor Nevi and Keloid, Warts, Skin tags, DPN, etc.
Dermabrasion and suction blister graftingCryosurgery
Narrow band UVBElectrosurgery
Whole body and Hand foot PUVA chamberRadiofrequency
AcneIntralesional therapy
MicrodermabrasionFor Psoriasis
Scar revisionWhole Body PUVA therapy
Chemical peelingHand foot PUVA therapy unit
CO2 SlushFor Hyperhidrosis

MD in Venereology: Career Prospects

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 PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
Dermatology ProfessorSuch 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 SpecialistA Skincare Specialist is responsible for cleansing and beautifying the face and body to enhance a person's appearance.1,171,098
Medical RepresentativeMedical 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 SpecialistClinical 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 ReproductionPhysical 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 CoordinatorSales 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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