MRCP SCE in Dermatology: Preparation & Pointers

I’ve frequently been asked about preparation strategies for the MRCP SCE in Dermatology. So here’s an overview of the exam and how to go about it! What exactly is it? The SCE stands for Specialty Certificate Examination. It is offered for various specialties like endocrinology, rheumatology, geriatrics and several others. With respect to dermatology, it […]

Cutting the clutter: Winter skin care!

Winter is undoubtedly my favorite time of the year, even though we don’t have much of a winter where I live! It’s only a few degrees below the usual temperatures and there’s just that slight chill in the air. Winter skin: how is it different?Low humidity and low temperatures lead to a change in the […]

The next step: MRCP Part 2

From images to the art of elimination, here’s an overview of my preparation for MRCP Part 2 Theory examination. Diet : Diet 3, 2020 (October 2020) I had originally applied for the Diet 1 2020 exam slated to happen in March, having cleared Part 1 in September 2019. But we all know what happened in […]

The MRCP Part 1 Exam: Experience & Lessons

Isn’t it true that when you’re in medicine, the studying never truly ends? I recently cleared the MRCP Part 2 theory examination, having been done with Part 1 last year in September. The whole experience of preparing and appearing for a Royal College examination has prompted me to share what I know about it so […]

About Me

Hi, I’m Dr Harshal. I’m a dermatologist currently based in Mumbai. I love talking about all things skin! I believe in a holistic approach towards skin issues and I hope to use this space for discussing common skin conditions and evidence-based skin care practices, which can help you take the best care of your skin!