Career Development

Ask a Mentor Q&A Recap – Dr. Amy McMichael
Our Next Steps readers had the opportunity to ask a mentor,  Dr. Amy McMichael, chair and professor of dermatology at Wake Forest University Health Sciences and past president of the Skin of Color Society, questions about establishing a career in academics, finding a mentor, and better serving patients of color.  See all of her insightful answers below. Q1: I attended the Skin of Color Semina …
ODAC 2019: 3 Reasons Why You Should Attend
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Now in its 16thyear, ODAC Dermatology Aesthetic & Surgical Conference remains one of the must-attend annual CME events for physicians in the dermatology field. Founded in 2003 by dermatology pioneer, Dr. Perry Robins and led by some of the most renown experts in dermatology, including Dr. James Spences, Dr. Joel Cohen, Dr. Susan Weinkle, and Dr. Adam Friedman, ODAC offers the perfect blend of …
Ask a Mentor: On finding a niche in the field, developing a career in academics and better serving patients of color
As a mentor Dr. Amy McMichael
We are excited to announce another installment of our new recurring series: Ask a Mentor. In this monthly segment, we will identify an accomplished mentor in the field of Dermatology to answer your questions about career development and their unique areas of expertise. If you have questions on finding a niche in the field, developing a career in academics and/or better serving patients of color …
Old Enough: How to Gain Patients’ Trust as a Young (or Young-Looking) Physician
young doctor, patient trust, clinical skills
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
“Hey, Doogie Howser!” “So you want to be a dermatologist? Are you in High School?” “Must be Bring Your Kid to Work day.” These are just a few of the many comments that I have received about my youthful appearance since starting my Dermatology residency.  Being a young doctor in my 20’s, many of my interactions with patients start like this: they expect some seasoned, authoritativ …
Physician advice: How to get patients to adhere to treatment protocols
by Hayley M. Leight, MD on
In this article, Dr. Hayley Leight, onsite correspondent for the 2018 Skin of Color Seminar Series, now aptly named the Skin of Color Update, speaks with several well-known and respected thought leaders in skin of color dermatology. Drs. Valerie Callender, Hillary Baldwin and Maritza Perez all weigh in on how best to get patients to adhere to treatment protocols. Dr. Valerie Callender – Conne …