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Following a Bacehlors level of education in any field of Medical Science one could choose to specialize further. Courses here are niche and specific to your discipline of graduation. Masters level education in any field of medical science has its own set of pre requisites which are very specific. This calls for extremely competetive exams and admission procedures.

Medical_Public_HealthMasters in preventive and social medicine, masters in community health, or masters in public health are all synonyms in India. Taking up this branch is like bringing about a change in the society. If you are someone who wishes to act as a catalyst for the betterment, then you are heading in the right direction through this masters.

What is unique of this branch is the mass impact it has. As any other doctor, you will be able to help or cure maximum a few hundreds of people out of their misery per day. But as a public health expert you may prevent millions from getting trapped in the clutches of diseases or may successfully extricate those lakhs from their misery.

As oppose to other branches which use the curative approach, public health works on preventive, promotive, and curative measures. Hence preventive and social medicine touches every strand of medicine like paediatrics, gynaecology, cardiology etc.

Are you wondering still what falls under the purview of PSM? Let us note a few illustrations. The basic immunisation of children which prevents them from having future catastrophic diseases is under public health. When malaria was rampant about a year ago, going to the root cause and preventing it from spreading was the work of the PSM experts. Inventions of ORS and mosquito treated nets which have saved lakhs of lives from getting endangered are also under the purview of community health. So are the awareness campaigns active since years which have drastically reduced the new HIV infections worldwide. So the process of inventions and awareness can also be brought under the umbrella of public health.

Until a couple of years ago, only those who were left with no other option, and desired to somehow have an MD under their belt took up MD P S M. Well the scenario is changing quite a bit now. The inclination towards serving the society and the reduction of hesitation of pursuing the unconventional or not so heard of branch are the major reasons for this change. A sincere advice for those who wish to take up this branch, without your hundred percent will and commitment, getting yourself into public health will not only lead to cheating yourself but also your profession and the society at large.

After MBBS, through entrance exams students can apply for this specialisation.

Some of the entrance tests available are

1. All India post graduate entrance test

2. Individual state entrance exams for domicile holders [like Maharashtra CET]

3. Entrance exams of central government autonomous institutes [like AIIMS and PGI]

4. Entrances of private colleges and deemed universities [like Manipal university]

Even at a not so competitive rank in these exams you can grab a seat in a great college.

You can choose between a three year long MD in preventive and Social Medicine, or a two year diploma in public health. The Diplomate of National Board [DNB] which is a three year long course is available in public health as well. You will have to take a separate entrance exam for the DNB.

After acquiring the two year diploma, you can take the respective entrance exams again and pursue a MD or a DNB which will be reduced to two years for you.

The preferred colleges for PSM or public health in India are:

1. Post Graduate Institute, Chandigarh

2. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi

3. Armed Force Medical College, Pune

4. Christian Medical College, Vellore

5. Maulana Azad medical college, Delhi

Students who are keen on this field not only look at India but also explore US and UK popularly for their masters in public health.

In northern regions of India, that is in states like Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, etc there is an acute shortage of public health experts. The main struggle which still exists is breaking through the picture that a doctor means a clinic and lots of patients with whom you have one to one interaction.

This is why the government of India is planning to give a couple of years training to the non medicos like persons with art or commerce backgrounds etc in the area of public health to become experts.

Well with a specialisation in Public health you have a multitude of options open to you. The first is to join an NGO [non profit organisation]. It could be an international NGO like World Health Organisation, or UNICEF, or any national level NGO. If you are industrious, then you could set up an NGO of your own.

The teaching option is always open in a government /private hospital, except for the diploma holders.

If you decide to join the government sector, you will be placed above the primary health centres, that is to say you will be placed at the district level in a district hospital. As a public health expert, you could also be a part of framing the National Health Program, like those for tuberculosis, HIV, leprosy etc.

There are two comparatively newer options that have sprung up.

The first one is working with pharmaceutical companies, who have recently started hiring public health experts for their clinical trials.

So those of you who favour the corporate kind of life, this is a suitable option for you.

The second option is working with the chemical companies or the companies having huge factories or chemical plants. In such places a safety officer is appointed and that is where the public health expert steps in.

Besides the knowledge and interest there are distinct skills which a public health expert must possess to be successful. They are:

1. Good communication skills

2. Interpersonal skills and an ability to build a rapport.

3. Leadership qualities.

Do not think that since this branch has so much to do with the society, it will be like thrusting yourself in a thankless job of social work. You can earn as much as any other medical branch if you carve out your path accordingly. For example a job with the international NGOs will surely fetch you a good pay. As far as your fame is considered, you won't have to be all forgoing about it either. If you set up your own NGO and do some quality work, you will certainly be recognised.

A decent to great pay and a job which is so gratifying is a unique combination. One which is rare but which surely exists!

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pharmacologyIf you wish not to do the cure, yet be the reason behind the curing, if you favor a spot behind the screens, then think about Pharmacology. Para clinical branch is a science which deals with the study of drugs. It deals with the interaction of exogenous administered chemical molecules with living substances.

opthamology"Sight" is the gift of God, which people want and cherish all their lives. Thus anything impairing or disturbing this gift, needs to be taken care of immediately. And who can handle this delicate intricate sense? Only the one who is trained thoroughly and has gone through the grill. - An Ophthalmologist.

Ophthalmology literally means 'the science of eyes'. Ophthalmologist as a word has originated from the Greek roots ophthalmos meaning eye and logos meaning word, thought or discourse. Ophthalmology is concerned with the study of the anatomy, functionality, disorders and diseases of the eyes and the visual system.

An ophthalmologist is a specialist doctor, who is a combination of a physician and a surgeon. Ophthalmologists examine, diagnose and treat diseases and injuries in and around the eye. They provide a full spectrum of care including routine eye check up and prescription for eye glasses, treating eye infections like conjunctivitis, catering to serious eye conditions like macular degeneration, and surgical procedures like cataract, corneal implants, retinal detachments etc.

You can become an ophthalmologist by pursuing a post graduate course in ophthalmology after due completion of MBBS. This specialization is very delicate as it involves the eye. The specializations available are Doctor of Medicine [M.D.], Master of Surgery [M.S.] and Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery [DOMS]. The MD and MS are three years in duration, while the DOMS winds up in two years.

Besides, there is also Diplomate of National Board, [DNB] of three years. The MS and diplomas can be applied for through the all India post graduate entrance test, or individual state entrance examinations. Colleges like All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Post Graduate Institute have their independent examinations, and so do the private deemed universities. There is a separate centralized entrance exam for DNB.

The master's degree in ophthalmology is MS, but in the whole of India, only All India Institute of Medical Sciences offers MD ophthalmology, where nothing other than the name differs from MS.

The top five colleges for MS or diploma in ophthalmology are:

  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
  2. Post graduate Institute, Chandigarh
  3. Maulana Azad medical college, Delhi
  4. Madras medical college, Chennai
  5. RIO Kolkata.


For DNB the well known institutes are:

  1. LV Prasad
  2. Shankar Netralaya
  3. Arvind Netralaya.

With this specialization you will realize that you are much in demand in the super specialty hospitals. Alternatively, you could also work in a government hospital. Even the ophthalmology departments of railway and defense hospitals hire the services of ophthalmologists. Joining a teaching institute and contributing to the making of many more ophthalmologists is another option. Of course, no one can curb your choice of establishing your private practice, which is preferred over any government, railway, or defense hospital, because of its monetary rewards. Employment prospects are also good in foreign countries.

Setting up one's own clinic could be quite expensive, if you decide to buy laser, cataract, or phaco machines and other equipments, and build your own Operation Theater. The cost could be as much as thirty lakhs. If you already have a set up then that will be the best. Alternatively, one could get attached to an institute which agrees to share the Operation Theater and relevant facilities for surgical procedures.

If you are an ophthalmologist, you could specialize in different areas:

  1. Cataract: deals with phaco emulsification and complicated cataract.
  2. Squint and pediatric ophthalmology: deals with disorders in infants and children, like myopia, infant retinopathy, congenital cataract and so on. It involves medical and surgical management of strabismus, amblyopia, genetic and developmental abnormalities and a wide range of inflammatory, traumatic and neoplastic conditions occurring during childhood.
  3. Glaucoma: deals with treatment of glaucoma and other disorders that may cause optic nerve damage by increasing intraocular pressure. This area involves the medical and surgical treatment of both pediatric and adult patients.
  4. Oculo plasty: deals with plastic surgery on and around the eye, orbital surgery, lid and upper facial reconstructive procedures following trauma and tumors, and cosmetic lid surgery.
  5. Vitreoretinal diseases: deals with diseases and disorders of the retina, like retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, hyper tensive retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, and so on. The types of diseases treated include manifestations of local, systemic and genetic diseases as they affect the retina and vitreous.
  6. Neuro -ophthalmology: deals with the relationship between neurologic and ophthalmic diseases, neuro-ophthalmology also deals with disorders or diseases affecting the optic nerve and visual pathways.
  7. Cornea and external diseases: deals with the diagnosis and management of diseases of the cornea, sclera, conjunctiva and eyelids, including corneal dystrophies, microbial infections, conjunctival and corneal tumors, inflammatory processes and so on. It also includes corneal transplants and corneal surgery to correct refractive errors.
  8. Ophthalmic Pathology: The ophthalmic pathologist has training in both ophthalmology and pathology. The ophthalmic pathologist generally examines tissue specimens from the eye.


These specializations can be pursued through fellowships of varying lengths, which are generally not recognized by the Medical Council of India.

There is also tremendous scope for research into the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision problems. Institutes down south, like LV Prasad, Shankar Netralaya are the famous names. You have an option of researching in ocular radiology, ocular microbiology, ocular pathology, and so on. But generally MD Microbiology or MD pathology specialists consider it. There is also incredible scope of research abroad in the areas of cornea, retina etc.

Ophthalmology does have emergencies, but once or twice in ten days, in cases of trauma or injury. That much is actually "no big deal" for many. At least it is not like gynaecology, or medicine, or surgery where you are flooded with random night calls, and you may have to sit all night with the patients. It is a highly competitive branch, especially in the cities, since every other "galli ka nukkad" has an ophthalmologist. On the other hand, in smaller towns there may be a scarcity.

Nowadays, young ophthalmologists are preferred more, owing to their knowledge of the latest technologies like laser.Earning as an ophthalmologist is very good. Surgeries contribute significantly to your income. Apart from being a good physician and surgeon, you need to be comfortable seeing through the microscope for long hours. Work hard, score well, learn intelligently, practice skillfully, and you can make your dream of being an ophthalmologist come true.

(The author Garima Goyal is a freelance writer with GyanCentral. She dares to dares to dream, and performs to progress)

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microbiologyMicrobes exist everywhere- right from the vast sky, to the core of the earth. This is one population whose census can never be taken. But thanks to these uncountable microbes, that microbiology exists as a branch of specialization of medicine. Microbes are something you cant live without [the helpful ones] and something you cant live with [the harmful ones]. The study of these micro organisms is called microbiology. The study and laboratory analysis of any microbe that cause infectious pathology fall under the purview of microbiology. It is the study of any external or internal organism causing a mischief in the body.

Basically the MBBS course is divided into non-clinical subjects: anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry [first year], the Para-clinical branches: pathology, pharmacology, and microbiology [second year], and the clinical branches: surgery, medicine, gynaecology , etc [third year]. If through the course you decide that you don't need patient interaction, want a 9 to 5 job, don't want emergencies, then you will look towards the Para clinical branches.

Earlier pathology and microbiology were considered under pathology. Over the years, the need for microbiology as a separate specialization was felt. In spite of this, it is not a popularly known branch, hence if you wish to practice in any place other than the metros and big cities, microbiology may not work that well for you.

In the post graduate entrance exams, after the clinical seats are filled, students opt for the para clinical branches. Even in those, microbiology is generally the third option. [The preference changes from year to year]. So even if you slack a little in the entrance test, you could procure and entry into this field.

Some of the areas you will cover during the three years of MD are, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology, and so on. There is no diploma offered in this field.

The five preferred medical colleges in India are:
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
Post Graduate Institute, Chandigarh
Christian Medical College, Vellore
Seth GS medical college [KEM hospital], Mumbai,
Lokmanya Tilak medical college [Sion Hospital], Mumbai.

However, it may be a poor and inappropriate option to choose this field because of the poor rank achieved, and then feel depressed about zero patient interaction. If you are amongst those who think that they want to become doctors and serve the community by diagnosing and curing patients, taking up this specialization will be next to suicide of your dreams and ideologies, and will lead to immense dissatisfaction for life.

There is not much in the way of super specialization in microbiology. The fellowships one can pursue are virology, mycology etc. PHD is certainly a possibility, more popular abroad than in India.

After MD microbiology, you could set up your own laboratory, only if you are confident that the area you are working will generate that much of work for purely MD microbiology. Else you should set up a lab jointly with an MD pathology, so that he /she can sign his share of reports, and you can take care of the reports under your purview. Ideally, infections like HIV, hepatitis A, B, C; all fall under the umbrella of microbiology. Some MD pathology sign on reports even related to infections[which they are actually not allowed to do] while some others do a fellowship or some course of a year or two in microbiology, and then handle their lab single handed, thus wiping out the need of an MD microbiology.

Some of the well known labs like Metropolis, SRL, Fadke, hire MD microbiology as well. Besides, hospitals which receive international accreditation , like Hinduja and Dhirubhai Ambani in Mumbai, have to compulsorily hire MD microbiology. These hospitals have hospital Infection Control Committee, of which you will be a dominant part. You will be responsible for the control, detection and cleansing of any infections from the wards and the operation theaters.

Sometimes, pharmaceutical companies also hire microbiologists stating that the drug will be effective against a particular micro organism. There is also a possibility to get into research after this specialization, but the path is far clearer and varied abroad than in India. There is one ARCH rival as far as MD microbiology is concerned- Those who do MSC Microbiology. Even some professors in the teaching institutes are MSC PHD and not MD. If there is a mistake in tests like HIV which has a social stigma attached, then client may take you to court. Errors are very rare and chances to be sued for the errors are even scarcer, since it happens only in serious defamatory or life threatening situations.

The pay in a teaching institute is as much as any other branch, I. e. Around forty five or fifty thousand a month. However, the private hospitals may not pay as much for teaching or joining the HICC. For example, in Mumbai, currently, there is a saturation of MD microbiologists, which means supply in excess of demand, which results in reduction of pay. In your own set up, earning will depend upon your network with the general physicians of that area.

Emergencies are next to nil. In extremely rare situations, when you are working in a private hospital, you may be called upon at an odd hour for some tests or investigations. With regular working hours the quality of life is very good post this specialization. It will give time to "catch up" on activities you may have missed while slogging through your MBBS. The time you can devote to family and personal life is also quantitatively high here. Therefore, it is of little wonder that it stands as a branch preferred more by women.

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gynaecologyWhen you make a woman healthy, you ensure the health of an entire family. This is the opportunity you have if you opt for a career in gynaecology. When you decide to pursue a specialization in Gynaecology and obstetrics, remember, it is not only a profession you are taking up, but it is the bond that you are going to forge with your patients for life. As a profession, it is extremely rewarding, gratifying and diverse. You will deliver babies, perform surgery, provide cancer screening and, most importantly, provide quality health care for women throughout their life cycle, and, therefore, play a critical role as a life-long counselor.

Gynaecology and obstetrics go hand in hand. You specialize in both together. Gynaecology comprises of taking care of the female reproductive system [including uterus, vagina and ovaries etc] and hormonal system. This ensures prevention of any disorders, maintaining the health, diagnosing diseases, prescribing appropriate treatments and medications, and taking corrective surgical and non surgical measures where required. The issues can be related to the genital, urinary, and rectal organs. Thus the patients who visit a gynaecologist belong to all age groups- from even before puberty until after menopause.

The domain of obstetrics is related to child birth. It comprises of preconception counseling and tests, to care during pregnancy [includes monitoring and ensuring smooth progress], delivery, and post delivery care.

It is needless to say that with a rise in the women related illnesses, especially those of the reproductive system, and a sharp increase in the consciousness towards women's health, it has become imperative for a woman to visit a gynaecologist for regular check-ups.

If you like the blend of diagnosing diseases, prescribing medicines, and performing surgeries, then you should consider this specialization. After MBBS, through entrance exams, one can opt for MS in gynaecology and obstetrics. This is a three year extensive course. Else one could also try for DNB [Diplomat of National board] in gynaecology, which is equivalent to a MS degree, but unlike MS it is internationally recognized. Another route can be taking up Diploma in gynaecology and obstetrics [DGO] for two years. The limitation here is that the teaching institutes don't prefer hiring DGOs. After the DGO one could put in two extra years for either acquiring the MS or DNB degrees.

The preferred top five colleges are as follows:

SMS medical college Rajasthan
Safdarjung medical college Delhi
Lady Hardinge medical college Delhi
Seth GS medical college [KEM hospital] Mumbai
Bangalore Medical college.

Before choosing a college, one must check the academics and the availability of and exposure to surgical and cutting practices for the residents or trainees. Colleges in the north and south have more surgical opportunities, while academics are stronger down south.

As of now, in India, there is no MCH [super specialization] in gynaecology. So once you are done with your post graduation, you may choose a fellowship after your residency in order for you to sub-specialize in several areas, such as Maternal Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and infertility, Gynecological Oncology, Uro-gynecology and so on. There are also many courses one could do from abroad, the most popular being a degree in genetics.

After completing your degree, you could be working at a government or private hospital. Your exposure and experience will tremendously have a greater vertical movement in the former than the latter. Besides if you have the interest, you could join the teaching staff of these hospitals. Some specialists teaching the resident doctors say that touching base with academics is a learning experience. You could also establish your own private practice. In that case, you will have to establish a nursing home with an admission facility and an operation theater. You will also need ultra sound machines and other equipments which are relatively expensive. This considerably shoots up your initial investment.

Research is also an option after completion of the specialization. Indian council of Medical Research [ICMR] has a separate department which deals with women health. Humongous resources are devoted to the issues like maternal mortality and increase in HIV which are of chief concern to the government of India.

A gynaecologist is not only suppose to have the subject related knowledge and skills, but even the skills of a good counselor- be it pre puberty counseling, counseling related to family planning, or during treatment for infertility. A gynaecologist needs to possess a readiness to work hard, dedication, patience and tolerance, tact of handling people, and a flexible attitude.

The patient's sentiments are involved at a very high level in this field. As an obstetrician you may have to face medico legal situations as well, since even the aware patients do not ever contemplate on the ten percent chances of not so happy endings.

If you think you will have a good night's sleep every day, then forget it. Babies don't drop into this world with a prior notice. They simply drop out with a loud whaling. Your life will be well peppered with emergencies, surgeries, and complications. Irregular hectic working hours with night calls will be the hallmark of your profession.

On the other hand, if you simply sub specialize in fields like infertility or reproductive medicine, then you may be able to achieve a more or less 9 to 6 job.

Hard work is tremendous, so are the rewards. There is none more gratifying than being instrumental in bringing new life in this world, and the challenge of providing a diversity of health care. Also, the immense financial rewards make this specialization a lucrative option. Earning is based on the efficiency and experience of a gynecologist, along with the demographics of the patient and the complexity of the case.

If you are a male doctor, you may face a certain hitch, particularly in India where female gynaecologists are preferred. So while hiring some hospitals may favor lady doctors. In spite of this, irrespective of their gender, competent clinicians will surely find numerous practice opportunities.

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dermatology'Appearances matter', 'first impressions go a long way', 'looks can be deceptive yet they are considered'- This is the philosophy of the modern world. Imagine, with people becoming increasingly conscious of their looks and presentability, how powerful will your position be if you have the potential within you to grant them just that!

Dermatology, earlier considered as a not so important and soft option, has today become the "most happening" and "in" branch of specialization of medicine. Patients ranging from "Oh my God a pimple on my forehead," to doctor I wanted to get a clear skin and become fairer", to someone saying "I cant stand this burning, itching and rashes", will seek solace in your clinic, because you will constantly treat acne, sun burns, urticaria, psoriasis, etc. Of course you won't do this for free. Some of these treatments, or rather quite a few of them, require a series of sessions, and people don't hesitate shelling out for their skin. It may have started as a 'bollywood' or a 'glam' thing, but it has spread wide and deep at all socio-economic levels.

Hence if you wish to specialize in Dermatology in India, you have a promising career ahead. After due completion of the MBBS, you have to take entrance exams like All India post graduate medical test, or individual state entrance exams like Maharashtra CET, or other entrances of deemed universities. Admissions depend on your rank in these tests. With Dermatology becoming almost as sort after as the top choice, radiology, acquiring a seat in any good college is difficult. On an average, government colleges have two degree and two diploma seats for this specialization, including the variety of reservations, hence leaving even fewer opportunities for the open category.

One could opt for the three year MD in dermatology, venereology, and leprology, or do the two year DDVL- Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology. If not these two, one could also apply for DNB [Diplomate in National Board] in Dermatology, offered by very few colleges through a separate centralized exam. the only drawback of this three year long DNB is noted to be its slim pass percentage, which is accepted by students because of the international recognition commanded by it.

After a DDVL one could study for two years and appear either for the DNB or MD examinations. Some Dermatologists prefer doing fellowships in lasers, trichology, pediatrics dermatology, dermato pathology, cosmetology, or different types of dermato surgeries, of three months, six months, or a year, from India or abroad, depending on the field and their interests. Some companies making equipments like lasers also offer courses to market their products and make you acquainted with them.

Dermatology is an end branch. This means that one need not study further; In fact it may also be called as a super specialization within a specialization.

The preferred colleges in India for Dermatology are:

AIIMS Delhi
LTMMC [Sion hospital] Mumbai,
Seth GS medical college [KEM hospital Mumbai]
SMS medical college Rajasthan,
Bangalore medical college,
AFMC pune.

This specialization is related to physiology and pathology of the skin, hair and nails. You will discover how a simple rash can be so complicated and troublesome. You will perform procedures like liposuction, meso therapy, peeling, etc. this degree also covers leprosy under leprology, and a host of venereal diseases.

Since leprosy is found in the lower strata of society, you will encounter more cases if you are working with any government institutions. Sexually transmitted diseases or venereal diseases which you will have to commonly deal with, are ulcers, HIV and so on. Some lady doctors are hesitant and uncomfortable in treating venereal diseases, especially when it comes to patients of the opposite sex. However, if the lady doctor follows certain protocols [like having an accompaniment during genital examination], she will be alright.

One thing you must understand here is that except infectious diseases, the other chronic conditions cannot be cured. You will prescribe medicines to check the disease, and to maintain the skin condition. Hence you will have a long term connect with your patients. Also, skin is a very sensitive issue for the patients. Their confidence and self image depends on it. So you as a dermatologist will have to play counselor very often. These are the reasons why a patient will not think of changing doctors.

Once you are a dermatologist, you could assist a doctor in his private practice or a hospital. You could also set up your own practice. The Skin care clinics like Kaya, VLCC, which have bloomed in the recent past, also hire dermatologists.

You will be elated to note the positives of dermatology:

  1. There is no emergency! So no disruptive working hours, no irregular timings, and no upsetting of schedules. You can decide how much and when you want to work. In other words, "you are the king of your own OPD."
  2. You need not be attached to a hospital or any other institute, since you do not have critical patients requiring an ICU and you do not need an Operation Theater.
  3. The financial reap is excellent in this field since the consciousness about looks and awareness about possible treatments is on an increase. You will always have a mass coming to you for cosmetic dermatology. This is another reason why you will always have patients who can afford your treatment.
  4. If you perform well, and your skills prove beneficial to the patients, you start commanding brand loyalty, which is very difficult to break for life.


The surge in the demand for dermatologists is not temporary; In fact, it seems that it will not dip in the future as well. May be because of the excessive demand, or because of the limited seats, Dermats or skin specialists [as they are called] have many prosperous years ahead. So, someone who aims at becoming a dermatologist needs to have a natural eye, a skilled hand and a strong base of general medicine. If you are a complete clinician and do not want to be in a non clinical field, yet wish to have some semblance of control over your life, dermatology is the option for you.

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