Becoming a Thought Leader

Bringing Teledermatopathology to Malawi
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
An Interview with the Derm from the Heart Grant Awardees In 2015, Travis Morrell, MD, MPH and Ashley Hamstra, MD were awarded the Dermatologist from the Heart grant giving them the opportunity to bring a teledermatopathology lab to Malawi, Africa.   The Dermatologist from the Heart grant program is sponsored by La Roche-Posay and dedicated to young dermatologists committed to making their s …
4 Steps for Writing Your First Academic Paper
Writing
by DANIEL ZAGHI, MD, MS on
Writing your first paper for publication can be a daunting task, particularly as you may know a lot about your topic, but little about how to get it published. Here are a few principles to get you started. 1) STEP ONE For the first time author, the big unanswered questions are appealing, but beware - these questions may require far more resources than you expect (data, time, and funding). Wo …
The Importance of Networking in Dermatology
networking
by PAUL F. LIZZUL, MD, PhD, MPH, MBA, FAAD on
So, you have made it. No longer a resident, you are now a rising star in one of the best fields of medicine. You are an overachiever and tireless perfectionist. But, you realize that now you have become a small fish in the big pond. What are some tactics that will help you become a big fish? Network… It’s vital to be self-determined, proactive and resourceful when networking. Unlike busines …
Developing Constructive Relationships with Industry
Industry Relationships
by Neal Bhatia, MD on
Unfortunately for numerous residency graduates, many of the decisions regarding interactions with pharmaceutical and medical device sales forces have been put into policies. These are often parallel to the strictest of parents attempting to shelter their children from what is socially perceived as “evil” or “influential,” which in many instances has led to the development of very poor rela …
Negotiation tips for Non-Compete Clauses
Non-compete clause
by S. TYLER HOLLMIG, MD on
Many physician employment contracts contain non-compete clauses, also known as “restrictive covenants.” From a physician's perspective, the legal language of restrictive covenants and may be difficult to understand and are somewhat intimidating.  These clauses are fraught with significant long-term implications for our careers. While it is critical to consult with an attorney in reviewing you …