Resident Corner

Got a Difficult Patient? Here’s What to Do!
difficult patients
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
A career in medicine starts with a vision of what it will be like to be a doctor—making a difference in the world, doing genuine good, helping people heal, or fostering dignity and compassion for those who are facing the end of their days. The privilege and ability to do these things for others comes at a great personal and financial cost. But we keep our gazes turned to the delayed gratitude we …
The First Job: Know Your Worth, Market Yourself, Negotiate the Contract
First job in dermatology
by Neal Bhatia, MD on
In a previous article, Dr. Neal Bhatia shared his views and advice on the many options available to dermatology residents after residency training. In this article, he offers further advice to residents on finding their first job, including a primer on understanding employment contracts. Marketing as a Job Candidate The successful job applicant plans ahead and is strategic. The phrase “knowle …
Key Opinion Leaders Weigh In: Finding Your First Job After Residency
SOCU FACULTY
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
The journey that one embarks upon to become a fully trained physician is not for the faint of heart. It requires you to consistently give your vital resources to an external boundless need that is much greater than the needs of your own small life. Paradoxically, as your energy is emitted in large concentric circles all around you, serving patients, your colleagues, family and friends who hunger t …
Roadmap After Residency Training
Roadmap after residency
by Neal Bhatia, MD on
The opportunities in dermatology are endless, and choosing a single option to pursue may seem both exciting and limiting. The ultimate destiny of your career is going to be based on interests that are in harmony with the practice setting you choose, combined with additional training after residency. However, nearly every dermatologist goes through some form of “mid-life crisis” in their ca …
Oral Erosions – Friday Pop Quiz 9-13
epidermal detachment
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
This patient also has extensive oral erosions. He tells you his only new medication is dicloxacillin, which he is taking for impetigo. How many days prior to development of the pictured eruption did this patient most likely begin taking dicloxacillin? A. Hours-2 days B. 7-21 days C. 21-56 days D. 60-90 days E. >180 days To find out the correct answer and read the explanation …