Spotlight On: Leslie Baumann, MD, FAAD
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1. How did you know you chose the right specialty in dermatology? I have always been a fan of skincare and science; therefore dermatology was a natural choice for me. When I was a young girl I would read all of the biographies about Elizabeth Arden, Helena Rubenstein, Estee Lauder, Charles Revson, Mary Kay and all of the other great skincare entrepreneurs. Biology and chemistry were my favorite …
I Wish I Had Known: The Value of Collaborating with Physicians in Other Specialties
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Dermatology is a relatively small and incredibly unique discipline within medicine. With the typical medical school curriculum dedicating at most a few weeks to our specialties. And yet provides insights into the overall well-being of patients that are often priceless. Early in one’s career, it is easy to become so engrossed in mastering the rich and diverse nuances of our field that other impo …
I Wish I Had Known: You Don’t Have to Be an Expert
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When I first started I wish that I had realized that you don’t have to be an expert in everything right off the bat. It can be very intimidating to go to meetings and see all these amazing giants in the field get up on stage. You so badly want to be the one giving lectures and presenting the data. It takes time to develop these skills to get the confidence for you to get up there and to give th …
Young Key Opinion Leader Tips and Tricks: Presenting at a Meeting
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It can be intimidating to present at a meeting or conference. Below are tips and tricks to help you prepare your presentation so that you feel confident and prepared. 1. Clinical photos are the most interesting—everyone loves to see before-and-after photos. The human face or the human body is fascinating to look at. Make sure that the lighting is consistent and that follow-up photos of at lea …
I Wish I Had Known: Importance of Details
Important Pictures
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"A picture is worth a thousand words." In my experience, these words have never been more relevant and applicable to my work as a dermatologist. I wish I had known when I was starting out just how important the element of photography is. Especially if one wishes to publish articles and lectures, nationally and internationally. As a young practitioner, I would have taken courses in photography. …