What is a dermatologist?
A dermatologist is a doctor who specialises in treating the skin, hair, nails and the mucous membranes (lining inside the mouth, nose and eyelids). Dermatologists diagnose and treat more than 3,000 different types of skin diseases. These diseases include eczema, psoriasis, acne, skin infections, skin cancers, hair and nail diseases.. Dermatologists also treat leprosy and sexually transmitted infections.
Dermatologists improve the appearance of their patients' skin. For example, dermatologists can help to reduce wrinkles, aging spots and pigmentary problems. They are also experts in improving acne scars.
Dermatologists treat patients of all ages from newborns to the elderly.
How to become a dermatologist in MalaysiaBecoming a dermatologist requires many years of education.
A person must successfully complete the following:
- Medical School becoming a medical doctor
- Housemanship (2 years)
- Master of Internal Medicine, MRCP or equivalent
- Dermatology Training Program either Advanced Master of Dermatology or Fellowship in Dermatology
Advanced Masters of DermatologyEntry Requirements
Basic medical degree: MBBS, MD, MBBCh or equivalent
Master of Internal Medicine, MRCP or equivalent
For Ministry of Health (MOH) doctors
- Gazettement as Internal Medicine Physician
- 2 years post gazettement waiting period
- Scholarship (optional)