Addressing the Barriers to Greater Diversity in Dermatology
diversity in dermatology
by Lola Adenkule, MD on
Skin color comes in all shades. Similarly, dermatologists should reflect the diversity that is apparent in our patients. However, in the US, African-Americans make up 12.8% of the population while there are only 3% of Black dermatologists.1 Addressing this gap is beneficial because studies have shown race-concordant visits are longer and have higher levels of patient satisfaction and patient engag …
Burning out from One-Star Reviews, the new battleground
Many Faces of Burnout
by Neal Bhatia, MD on
One of the most talked-about causes of burnout, aside from how many of us are too tired even though we sleep at home instead of at the hospital, is dealing with the difficult patient. It is a paradox because customers choose to do business with a certain establishment, and customer service is a business idea developed to attract and retain profits.  However, a physician’s obligation to patients …
The Opposite of Burnout
The Many Faces of Burnout
by Andrea Murina, MD on
Burnout can take many shapes and forms, and often times, identifying the risk factors leading up to it can be tricky. This series will explore the many faces of burnout by offering different perspectives from a panel of experts who presented at the AAD 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington DC. We kicked off the series last week with Dr. Elizabeth (Lisa) Swanson's advice on how to treat and prevent bur …
Living the Dream
BURNOUT
by Elizabeth (Lisa) Swanson, MD on
Burnout can take many shapes and forms, and often times, identifying the risk factors leading up to it can be tricky. This series will explore the many faces of burnout by offering different perspectives from a panel of experts who presented at the AAD 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington DC. We kick off the series with Elizabeth (Lisa) Swanson, MD. Dr. Swanson is a board-certified dermatologist and …
Six Tips to Becoming a Trusted Media Source
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by Allison Sit on
You’ve survived your first media interview. You may have even enjoyed it. But how do you become your area’s go-to expert on all things dermatology? Follow these six tips to becoming a trusted media source. Be Reliable Always, always, always respond to reporter inquiries as soon as possible. While most print reporters have longer deadlines for their feature stories, TV reporters are typically …