Becoming a Thought Leader

6 Steps to Prepare Yourself for Clinical Trials
Clinical Trials
by JONATHAN S. WEISS, MD on
The practice of dermatology offers many avenues to expand one’s professional horizons and skills: surgical and/or cosmetic specialization, dermatopathology and pediatric dermatology, to name a few. One such area of sub-specialization is clinical research, namely pharmaceutical company-sponsored clinical trials. This is the process whereby new medications are tested prior to approval by the FDA, …
Public Outreach and Getting Published
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
Tips on Giving Back from Dr. Deborah Sarnoff Next Steps In Derm strives to help you achieve your career goals.  A well-rounded career includes giving back to the communities we serve and to the greater field of medicine.  Dr. Angelo Landriscina recently got the chance to talk with Deborah Sarnoff, MD, a board-certified dermatologist practicing in New York and President of the Skin Cancer Founda …
The Five Cardinal Rules of Finding a Mentor Part 2 – Sealing the Deal
by KRISTINA COLLINS, MD on
This is the second article in the two-part series about the five cardinal rules of finding a mentor. In part one, I discussed rules one and two: be honest and fearless. Read on to learn how to seal the deal by following cardinal rules three, four, and five which cover the importance of being open-minded, putting in the effort, and embracing the ‘now.’ 3. Be open-minded. Sure, you may have …
The Cardinal Rules of Finding a Mentor: Part One
Finding a Mentor
by KRISTINA COLLINS, MD on
Isn’t There an App for This?! Finding a Mentor in the Time of Tinder From our first hand held on the playground and our braces-clanking first kiss, all the way to that potential walk down the aisle. Every tear-filled break-up, steamy night, or dating mishap in between. We spend an incredible amount of time finding that perfect mate. We embrace the struggles of dating and let’s face it, they b …
A Dermatologist’s Foray into Writing
Dermatology writing
by Benjamin Barankin, MD on
Early Interest and Experience Propelled My Dermatology Writing My trials and tribulations in writing first began in high school. I wrote a humor article in high school for our school newspaper. The experience was fun as I collected my thoughts, tried to be creative and work on my comedic stylings, and determined whether or not I could make others laugh. The feedback I received was satisfying and …