Navigating Your Career

Bringing Teledermatopathology to Malawi
An Interview with the Derm from the Heart Grant Awardees In 2015, Travis Morrell, MD, MPH and Ashley Hamstra, MD were awarded the Dermatologist from the Heart grant giving them the opportunity to bring a teledermatopathology lab to Malawi, Africa.   The Dermatologist from the Heart grant program is sponsored by La Roche-Posay and dedicated to young dermatologists committed to making their s …
Dear Derm Authority: How do I build a strong CV in the age of social media?
Your CV is your advocate. It documents and credentials your accomplishments for someone who has never met you. It’s your pitch for an interview. Many hiring physicians are reading your CV on their phone! It must be concise, precise and easy to follow. The first step is to provide current contact information, phone, personal email and LinkedIn public profile. Next, Resident/intern/fe …
The Most Important Things to Consider When Starting a Dermatology Practice
Start up
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Setting up a new dermatology practice is a challenge, regardless of where you are in your career, whether it be straight out of residency or several years later. My goal is to offer you several tips to help you understand the various activities involved and the most critical steps in the process as well the costs. Setting up your own practice involves many steps and decisions, but it’s best to g …
Dear Derm Authority with Dr. Dendy Engelman
by Dr. Dendy Engelman on
What was the most important lessons I learned my first years out in practice? Keep your eyes open, figuratively of course. In the field of medicine, things are changing so fast (yet so slow) so keep your eyes open and absorb every bit of information. Just because residency is over, it doesn’t mean you’re done with learning. Every 8 years, the amount of medical information doubles, so you ha …
Preparing for Life After Residency
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 starting a …