Navigating Your Career

Preparing for Life After Residency
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by DANIEL ZAGHI, MD, MS on
The time to start thinking about life after residency begins on your first day! First Year of Residency Though you are super busy keeping up with the material, you should start planning ahead during your first year of residency. Ask yourself where you want to be in five, 10, and 30 years? Regardless of your path, there will be challenges! If you prefer to tackle challenges alone, then starti …
Real Advice for Dermatology Career Progression
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by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Here is the best advice we could find to help make the transition from residency to the real world of dermatology a little easier. The dermatology practice has grown more complex since I graduated residency and began practice in 1984.  But it has also become more dynamic. We all have learned to grow and evolve with the changes. However, it could have been a little easier if I had known a few …
Weighing Your Values: Time vs Money
Time vs Money
by DORIS DAY, MD on
No one I know decided to become a physician to be rich or famous. It’s a calling and a passion and we’re fighting hard to keep it that way. Being a dermatologist is a little different than many other fields of medicine because we also have a subset of us that practice aesthetic medicine as part or all of our area of expertise. The draw to aesthetics, selling products and performing procedures …
The Importance of Networking in Dermatology
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by PAUL F. LIZZUL, MD, PhD, MPH, MBA, FAAD on
So, you have made it. No longer a resident, you are now a rising star in one of the best fields of medicine. You are an overachiever and tireless perfectionist. But, you realize that now you have become a small fish in the big pond. What are some tactics that will help you become a big fish? Network… It’s vital to be self-determined, proactive and resourceful when networking. Unlike busines …
Developing Constructive Relationships with Industry
Industry Relationships
by Neal Bhatia, MD on
Unfortunately for numerous 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 rela …