Navigating Your Career

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
change
by DANIEL ZAGHI, MD, MS on
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 …
Real Advice for Dermatology Career Progression
Transition
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Here is the best advice we could find to help make the transition from residency to the real world of dermatology a little easier. The dermatology practice has grown more complex since I graduated residency and began practice in 1984.  But it has also become more dynamic. We all have learned to grow and evolve with the changes. However, it could have been a little easier if I had known a few …
4 Steps for Writing Your First Academic Paper
Writing
by DANIEL ZAGHI, MD, MS on
Writing your first paper for publication can be a daunting task, particularly as you may know a lot about your topic, but little about how to get it published. Here are a few principles to get you started. 1) STEP ONE For the first time author, the big unanswered questions are appealing, but beware - these questions may require far more resources than you expect (data, time, and funding). Wo …