I Wish I Had Known – Food for Thought: Two Ideas to Contemplate at the End of Residency
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Graduating from residency is super exciting, but is also anxiety-provoking as you need to find your first "real" job. The first aspect to think about when tackling this overwhelming idea is the type of environment in which you’d like to work. At first glance, it seems like a relatively straightforward decision: academics or private practice. However, there is much more to it as you need to al …
Why It Is Important to Join and Participate in Regional Dermatology Societies
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There are many benefits to joining a local or regional dermatology society The decision to join a local or regional dermatology societies is important during residency and post-residency. There are many benefits to joining a local or regional dermatology society. Including, but not limited to, educational opportunities, social interaction and professional stimulation. Another benefit is for commu …
I Wish I Had Known: Patient Experience
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I wish I had known that cosmetic patients and Mohs patients are like oil and water sitting in the same waiting room They do not mix well at all. In general, well-heeled, cosmetic-oriented people (mostly women) wish to wait with others who they can identify with. Often, Mohs patients are quite elderly with bandages on their faces. Which can be a frightening sight to the cosmetic patient. I would r …
I Wish I Had Known: Fellowship Opportunities
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The fellowship opportunities in dermatology (before and after residency) are endless and one of a kind. Before beginning my residency at the University of Maryland, I was lucky to have landed a clinical fellowship focusing on dermatologic and laser surgery at the Mohs and Laser Unit at the University of Miami. To this day, it was one of the experiences that has prepared me the most for a career in …
I Wish I Had Known: Finding the Right Balance
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Life post-residency is wonderful. As a dermatologist, there are so many cool and exciting things we can do with our day. I've found that life in academic dermatology as a physician-scientist is especially rewarding. There are some challenges, especially when establishing your foundation. For me, finding the right personal balance at work between clinical and research is essential. The best tip is …