I Wish I Had Known: Questions to Ask Yourself
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I wish I had more seriously considered what mattered to me most in a job: Would it be a flexible schedule? Ability to do procedures? High pay? Working with excellent colleagues? Hiring my own staff? Having a relationship to a highly respected hospital or higher institution? I also wish I had known that when finally looking at my first contract, the most important part is how I would get out of …
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As someone currently immersed in this process, I have learned a few lessons along the way -- some old made new again and others understood for the first time. Each of us has a unique way of sorting through information and making decisions, and for many of us a constant inner dialogue develops inside our own minds throughout this process. Below are five lessons that I find helpful, but of which I …
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 …