Navigating Your Career

Got a Difficult Patient? Here’s What to Do!
difficult patients
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
A career in medicine starts with a vision of what it will be like to be a doctor—making a difference in the world, doing genuine good, helping people heal, or fostering dignity and compassion for those who are facing the end of their days. The privilege and ability to do these things for others comes at a great personal and financial cost. But we keep our gazes turned to the delayed gratitude we …
Media Relations in Dermatology
media relations in dermatology
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Becoming a media expert can help grow a dermatology practice. But how and where do you begin? In this 6-part series,  Allison Sit, public relations and communications expert, shares valuable advice on how to get started. Read each part of the series below: Part 1: Five Ways Media Relations Can Help You Build Your Practice Part 2: When to Hire An Agency Part 3: Six Steps to Develop a Med …
The Decision to Start a Practice – Part 2
starting a new dermatology practice
by JAMES A. ZALLA, MD on
In part 2 of this series, Dr. Zalla discusses the following aspects of starting a new dermatology practice: Buying an existing practice or building your own space How long construction should take Working with general contractors and architects Office equipment: buy or lease Recruiting the right people Buying an Existing Practice or Building Your Own Space While the …
The Decision to Start a Practice – Part 1
new dermatology practice
by JAMES A. ZALLA, MD on
The dermatology resident finishing his or her training faces many choices and opportunities for practice. This article reflects the experience of a dermatologist in private practice for over 40 years, covering the key issues in the decision-making process that culminates in a functional and desirable office space. Although this process applies primarily to those in private practice, the specifics …
Dos & Don’ts of Industry Relationships
industry relationships in dermatology
by Neal Bhatia, MD on
Unfortunately for many residency graduates, a lot of the decisions regarding interactions with industry such as pharmaceutical and medical device sales forces have been made into policies. These are often parallel to the strictures of parents attempting to shelter their children from what is socially perceived as “evil” or “influential,” and in many instances has led to the development …