Navigating Your Career

5 Things I Wish I Had Known My Last Year of Residency
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by AMANDA ABRAMSON LLOYD, MD on
The last year of residency goes by in the blink of eye.  Don't get so wrapped up in studying for and passing the board exam that you forget to put some focus on these five things. 5. Savor the Time with Your Fellow Residents Third year flies by. You spend a great deal of your life with your co-residents and it is very easy to get caught up in the craziness of third year and not enjoy the mo …
Dermatology Conferences After Residency
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by JARED JAGDEO, MD, MS on
During residency, as a resident, you likely had key conferences you attended throughout your training. The main meeting that most residents get the opportunity to attend is the winter American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) conference. The AAD is the biggest annual dermatology meeting worldwide. It draws participants from all over the globe and is packed with educational and social content. Perha …
Developing Constructive Relationships with Industry
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by Neal Bhatia, MD on
Unfortunately for many residency graduates, many of the decisions regarding interactions with pharmaceutical and medical device sales forces have been put into policies. These are often parallel to the strictest of parents attempting to shelter their children from what is socially perceived as “evil” or “influential” which in many instances has led to the development of very poor relations …
Bringing Teledermatopathology to Malawi
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
An Interview with the Derm from the Heart Grant Awardees In 2015, Travis Morrell, MD, MPH and Ashley Hamstra, MD were awarded the Dermatologist from the Heart grant giving them the opportunity to bring a teledermatopathology lab to Malawi, Africa.   The Dermatologist from the Heart grant program is sponsored by La Roche-Posay and dedicated to young dermatologists committed to making their s …
Dear Derm Authority: How do I build a strong CV in the age of social media?
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by KAREN MCNAMARA on
Your CV is your advocate. It documents and credentials your accomplishments for someone who has never met you. It’s your pitch for an interview. Many hiring physicians are reading your CV on their phone! It must be concise, precise and easy to follow. The first step is to provide current contact information, phone, personal email and LinkedIn public profile. Next, Resident/intern/fe …