Navigating Your Career

Choosing a Dermatology Office Location | Tips from the Experts
Dermatology Office
by Allison Sit on
Choosing an Office Location Dermatologists who choose to open their own practice have a lot of decisions to make, from selecting a city to choosing the type of office space. With a lease that runs 5 years, 10 years or even longer, these decisions can have long-term implications. I surveyed three dermatologists who have opened their own practices for their top tips on choosing an office locat …
Mental Health and the Dermatologist
mental health and the dermatologist
by Allison Sit on
While some celebrities and star athletes are using their platforms to help normalize mental illness, dermatologists may remain hesitant to care for their own mental health. “The nature of the road traveled to the medical profession and the performance demands placed upon physicians create a deeply ingrained belief that ‘perceived defect or weakness’ can be catastrophic for their careers …
Thinking of Starting a Derm Practice? Here is How!
Dermatology Practice
by Sang Kim, MD on
Starting a dermatology practice is a dream that many dermatologists share. The freedom to decide how and when you work, building a business, increasing physician autonomy, and starting a legacy are some attractive aspects of starting a practice. However, when taking in the immense burden of building a business, things can seem quite daunting and overwhelming. At the 2021 ODAC Dermatology, Aesthet …
Got Money? Save it! Key Financial Tips for Young Dermatologists
key financial tips for dermatologists
by Allison Sit on
After more than a decade of school and training, dermatologists just starting out receive a substantial pay bump. Yet, according to financial planner Corey Janoff, CFP, there are some financial pitfalls that early career dermatologists can easily fall into. “Spending before saving. Buying the new ‘doctor’ house too soon. Not prioritizing saving for financial goals before upgrading their l …
10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Advocate for EDI in Dermatology
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
by Allison Sit on
So you recognize the need for equity, diversity, and inclusion in dermatology. While it may seem like true change is a long way off, what simple actions can you do right now to make an impact? Dermatologists who are addressing matters of equity, diversity, and inclusion were surveyed, and here are their suggestions: Become a mentor or preceptor to a high school, college, or medical student f …