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How to Become Dermatologist After 12th

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A Dermatologist is the doctor of skin diseases, hair diseases, and nails treatment. Dermatology is considered to be a highly competitive field of medicine as it requires a number of years of study to be a pro in this field.


To be a dermatologist, one must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed 10+2 with PCB from a recognized university/ institution for applying for a bachelor’s degree in MBBS.
  • After MBBS, one can pursue a master level degree in dermatology that is MD in dermatology.

Courses and Duration

Apart from above-mentioned courses, there are some other courses available along with duration as mentioned below:

Type of course Name of course Duration of course
Diploma Diploma in Dermatology 2 years
Bachelor’s Bachelor of Science in Dermatology 3 years
PG Course Post Graduate Diploma in Dermatology, Venerology & Leprosy 2 years
Master’s Master of Science in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology 2 years
Doctoral Doctor of Medicine in Dermatology & Venereology 3 years

Doctor of Philosophy in Dermatology & Venereology 3 years


For admission, one should appear for the NEET exam. Also, for direct entry to AIIMS, a student needs to appear for AIIMS exam. The other colleges conduct an exam as per their standards which a student needs to crack in order to take admissions.

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