Becoming a Thought Leader

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 …
Pearls of Wisdom From Thought Leaders at ODAC
ODAC Derm Expert Conference
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
As a resident thinking about how to move forward with your career, or a new practitioner getting off and running, would you like to know what special pearls of wisdom KOL's in the industry would share? Our nine Next Steps Correspondents had their ears to the ground at the 2017 ODAC Dermatology Aesthetic and Surgical in Miami. They asked ODAC faculty just that.  "I think that one of the mo …
Real Advice from Joel Schlessinger MD, FAAD, FAACS Part 2
leader research
by JOEL SCHLESSINGER, MD, FAAD, FAACS on
How can new dermatologists get involved in clinical research? Becoming involved in clinical research is both exciting and potentially concerning as it all depends on the support team you will have and the set up (both physical and administrative) of your site.  The benefits can be good in both financially and intellectually, but the risks are also significant. When starting a clinical researc …
Doris Day, MD on Becoming a Thought Leader Part 1: My Path
leader research
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
The first time someone called me a thought leader I did a double take. I knew there were thought leaders out there, a host of doctors I respected and looked to for guidance and support. I knew that when they spoke I could count on their words, they loved to teach, were generous with their time, and they participated in academic activities like speaking at meetings, publishing papers and serving …
I Wish I Had Known: The Importance of Writing
writing physician
by BENJAMIN BARANKIN, MD, FRCPC, FAAD on
A Dermatologist’s Foray into 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 encouraging. Once in uni …