Resident Corner

The Family Friendly Dermatology Residency
family friendly dermatology residency
by Allison Sit on
Sang Kim, MD, was two weeks into his dermatology residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center when his wife was diagnosed with a serious pregnancy complication. “At that time, I felt my world was crashing down, and I immediately thought of the worst-case scenario; that I could lose my unborn son and wife.” Thankfully, Dr. Kim’s son was born healthy, and his wife recovered. Dr …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Oculocutaneous Albinism
Oculocutaneous Albinism
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember genes associated with Oculocutaneous Albinism.  The genes associated with each type are listed. Mnemonic: Try, Try, 2-P, and TRiP, on a SLiC MAT Tyrosinase (Type 1A OCA) Tyrosinase (Type 1B OCA) OCA2 (previously P-gene) (Type 2 OCA) TRP-1 (Type 3 OCA) SLC45A2 (also called MATP) (Type 4 OCA) Click HERE to download or print your …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! IgA Monoclonal Gammopathies
IgA Monoclonal Gammopathies
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember diseases that are associated with IgA monoclonal gammopathies.  Remember that IgA related diseases are typically neutrophil predominant. Mnemonic: SWEET PEPSI Sweet's Syndrome Pyoderma Gangrenosum Erythema Elevatum Diutinum (EED) POEMS Subcorneal Pustular Dermatosis IgA pemphigus Click HERE to download or print your mnemonic c …
Time: Maximizing Your Most Valuable Commodity During Residency
Maximizing Time in Residency
by Allison Sit on
Time is at the premium for dermatology trainees, especially those with families. “Time is the most valuable commodity I have and through my near-decade of training it becomes more important each day,” said dermatology resident Luke Maxfield, DO, a husband and father of two. Sang Kim, MD, a dermatology resident, husband, and father of two, said, “We are constantly in a cycle of waking u …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! AGEP
AGEP
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember drugs commonly causing AGEP, or acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis. These drugs include: Beta-lactam antibiotics Calcium channel blockers Cephalosporins Macrolide antibiotics Mercury Mnemonic: ABC MICKEY MOUSE AGEP Beta- Lactam Calcium channel blockers, cephalosporins Macrolides Mercury Click HERE to down …