MD Dermatology course is offered in Maharajgunj Campus, Kathmandu. There are three seats in this program. MD Dermatology involves advanced study of skin- related diseases. Dermatology as a branch of medicine deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases regarding skin, nails, and hair which include cancer, eczema, acne, psoriasis, skin allergies and nail infections.

Objectives of the course:

  • To diagnose and manage common skin diseases, sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy
  • To manage efficiently all medical emergencies related with skin, leprosy and venereal disease
  • To adopt preventive measures at individual and community levels against communicable and venereal diseases and leprosy
  • To teach requisite knowledge and laboratory skills to other medical/ paramedical team members
  • To adopt a compassionate attitude towards patients (and their families) under the one’s charge
  • To evaluate and initiate investigation for solving problems relating to skin and venereal diseases and leprosy

Salient Features

Academic/Administrative rules and regulations for PG Students / Residents

  1. The P.G. students will go through a full time residential training.
  2. Must obey the rules and regulations of IOM
  3. A total of two week leave is permitted in one year in hospital based clinical/para-clinical programs (MD/MS, MDS and MD Ayurveda)
  4. In other P.G. programs vacation/leave will be as per T.U. regulation.
  5. All P.G. programs are strictly non-practicing; therefore PG Students/Residents are prohibited to undertake private practice of any kind or any other private assignment.
  6. All clinical programs (MD/MS, MDS and MD Ayurveda) will have three months community-based teaching - learning as per Nepal Medical Council’s requirement.
  7. As per Ministry of Health & Population directives, all clinical program candidates will have to serve for one year at a place assigned by the government after completion of the course. This applies to only Nepalese candidates.


Eligibility to study MD Dermatology

Nepalese Applicants

1. MBBS from Tribhuvan University (TU) or equivalent degree recognized by TU

2. One year compulsory rotatary internship

3. Registered in Nepal Medical Council (NMC).

Foreign Applicants

  1. MBBS from TU or equivalent degree recognized by TU
  2. One year compulsory rotatary internship
  3. Registered in Medical Council of their respective country

Admission Criteria

Selection for admission

  • All Nepalese/Foreign students will have to appear in common entrance examination.
  • Merit list for Nepalese/Foreign students will be published separately.
  • Must secure a minimum of 50% marks in entrance examinations.
  • Admission will be on merit basis in open house counseling wherever applicable.

Job Prospects

There are numerous career opportunities in the field of dermatology. A postgraduate in dermatology can seek career options in areas such as nursing homes, private or govt. hospitals, clinics and dispensaries. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges. 

Prospect Careers