Dermatology in a Week: The book

The most popular book in dermatology for medical students and PG aspirants 


Dermatology in a week is a MUST READ for all students preparing for post graduate medical entrance examinations. The important highlights of the book are:

  • Comprehensive coverage of entire core curriculum of dermatology that is tested in exams written by a dermatologist in an authoritative yet lucid style.

  • Designed in 7 easy to do modules each requiring a few hours only and the entire book to be completed in less than a week’s time.

  • Topics selected after careful analysis of last 20 years of questions asked in various PGME exams including AIIMS, All India PGMEE etc.

  • Loads of Memory booster tips and mnemonics to enhance learning.

  • Hundreds of typical MCQs with detail explanations.

  • Extremely useful for final year students.

  • Email support to the students to clear their doubts and submit their queries, comments and suggestions 

“Dermatology in a week” is the result of my own experience as a student preparing for PG medical entrance exams and later as a resident in dermatology interacting with PG aspirants. This book is an attempt to fill a singular void between the voluminous textbooks and unreliable answers provided in commonly available guides by providing predigested text, multiple choice questions representative of pattern of various PG medical entrance examinations and their detailed and authoritative explanations in one volume that can be mastered in days. The text has been selected after analyzing last 20 years of questions asked in different PG entrance exams.

The book is unique in its presentation where the most commonly tested items have been presented in a lucid and organized manner. The entire curriculum is covered in seven modules. Each module is followed by typical MCQs and their detailed explanations. There is always a dearth of time for medical students and hence each module is deigned to be covered in 3-6 hours time and the entire subject in a week hence the name: “Dermatology in a week.”

Another salient feature of the book is loads of memory booster tips that highlight the most significant points and make their memorizing easy and entertaining. These memory boosters will enhance the long term memory and hence better performance in exams.  The book can also be used by medical students who want to learn dermatology in a short time.

The Learning Questions include both typical questions asked in exams as well as some questions that enhance the learning of subject. The explanations are complete and have been written to understand not only the correct choice but also why it is so. All the answers are authentic and have been repeatedly checked with relevant references in standard textbooks as well as journals.


How to use this book: The best way to do this book is by going through the module followed by learning questions. However, someone really short of time may benefit immensely by going through the questions and their explanations alone. Repeated off-hand brushing the memory boosters is recommended and the students are encouraged to make their own memory boosters.

I wish all the very best to all the students…….

    Dr. Premanshu Bhushan


    (Dermatologist, Venereologist and Leprologist)