Navigating Your Career

I Wish I Had Known: Importance of Details
Important Pictures
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
"A picture is worth a thousand words." In my experience, these words have never been more relevant and applicable to my work as a dermatologist. I wish I had known when I was starting out just how important the element of photography is. Especially if one wishes to publish articles and lectures, nationally and internationally. As a young practitioner, I would have taken courses in photography. …
Clinical Success and Ability to Build a Patient Base
Patient base Success
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Clinical success is a 2-step process. To have clinical success, first, you have to be confident in your skill set. If you trust in your own knowledge base and technical skills, you will exude confidence and competence during every interaction with your patients. Patients will believe in you because you believe in yourself,and they will keep coming back to you because they trust they are in good h …
The People Factor
People Appreciation
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"The one thing to emphasize more than anything-beyond productivity, sales, and what we do-is not forgetting the people factor. Your staff need to feel empowered and appreciated..." Leadership "Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example." "People don't leave bad practices, they leave bad leaders." Employee Retention "A great employee is a like a four-leaf clover, hard …
I Wish I Had Known: Finance
Computer residency finance
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I Wish I Had Known: Finance When I first started looking for a position after residency, I wish I had known that the most lucrative financial offer was not necessarily the best offer. Fortunately for myself, I did not make my decision based on financial parameters alone. But I did spend a lot of time evaluating and considering positions in which I would have been very unhappy. Ultimately, I chose …