from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of medicine that is concerned with the physiology and pathology of the skin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The study of the skin and its diseases
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science which treats of the skin, its structure, functions, and diseases.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of the skin; knowledge concerning the skin and its diseases. Also dermology.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases
Telemedicine using e-mail or Web sites holds promise for enhancing communication, especially in the area of dermatology, which is visual in nature and is the frequent reason for both visits to the general practitioner and referrals.
Richard Reece points to the dermatology, which is rapidly prog ...
All of those graduates do residencies, either in family practice, which takes two years, or in specialties such as dermatology, which require four to seven more years of training.
That usually means fierce competition for residency training in high-paying specialties such as dermatology and orthopedic surgery, and on Match Day 2010 that trend is holding, according to the National Resident Matching Program.
If they choose to pursue a specialty such as dermatology however, more training is required.
Expanding access to telemedicine technology is key to connecting patients in rural areas with specialty care such as dermatology, neurology and mental health counseling, he said.
Realising this, the SIHRLC re-balanced its services recently in such a way that the base hospital in Karigiri had all outpatient services such as dermatology, ophthalmology, dentistry, psychiatry, general medicine, orthopaedics, ENT, paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology, in addition to leprosy.
Diversification was taken up by the SIHRLC with the establishment of the Paul Brand Institute of Integrated Health (PBIIH) in Katpadi in connection with the golden jubilee celebrations of the hospital about five years ago, for providing health services such as dermatology, orthopaedics, ENT, ophthalmology, dentistry and treatment of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, along with treatment of leprosy.
Over the past few years, medical school graduates nationally have opted in increasing numbers to pursue careers in lucrative sub-specialties such as dermatology instead of in lower-paying areas such as primary care.
This rose to as many as one in five patients in some hospital specialities - such as dermatology and care of the elderly.