Derm In-Review

Last Minute Study Tips for the Boards
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
When it comes to board exams, there is one important thing to remember for success: You don't just need to learn material, you have to synthesize it. Medical journals and literature are tricky and require creative thinking and applied problem solving in order to fully understand; that's why synthesis is so important. This could mean building tables, compiling figures and small chunks of data... wh …
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Weeks leading up to the exam: In my opinion, studying for the boards is really much harder than the actual test itself. It is very important to pace yourself during the months leading up to the boards so that you don’t burn out closer to exam time. I divided my study materials into topics based upon the sections of the Derm In-Review study guide. I began by reviewing topics with which I was t …
I Wish I Had Known: Residency Study Advice
Residency Marathon
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Dermatology residency is a marathon, not a sprint, you have three years to learn the material and though it is quite a large volume, it is do-able. As a first year dermatology resident, you will be completely overwhelmed with the pure volume of material you need to know. First year, read Bolognia, it is long and you will hate reading it some weeks, but it will provide you with an excellent founda …