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Purulent Nodules – Friday Pop Quiz – 10/19
Purulent Nodules
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
It's time again for the Derm In-Review Pop Quiz Friday!  Can you get the answer right? A patient with AIDS developed purulent nodules and draining sinuses of the neck. Gram stain of pustular contents supports the diagnosis of which infectious organism? A. Actinomyces israelii B. Staphylococcal aureus C. Pseudomonas aeruginosa D. Mucor spp. E. Blastomyces dermatitidis To find out th …
My Journey to Board Certification
Board Certification
by Dr. Bobby Mansouri on
As a recent dermatology residency graduate and newly board-certified dermatologist, I've had a chance over the past few weeks to reflect on the twists and turns of the journey I've been on over the last 11 years. From medical school to residency, and now in private practice, the exams we've all faced along the way and the memories they elicit seem to stand front and center. This is my story. The …
Exam of the Future Changes! Important Announcement!
exam of the future
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The American Board of Dermatology’s Exam of the Future timeline has changed! Due to recent problems with certifying exam scoring, the American Board of Dermatology is delaying the implementation of the new modular CORE Exam until 2020. As a result of this change, the APPLIED exam will move to 2021. While the ABD works diligently on finding the correct partner to ensure results issu …
Cutaneous Neoplasm – Pop Quiz Friday – 10/5!
cutaneous neoplasm
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The patient declines surgical intervention for this cutaneous neoplasm and a decision is made to pursue medical therapy. What is the most common side effect of the FDA-approved medication for this cutaneous neoplasm?             A.) Nausea B.) Flu-like illness C.) Chest pain D.) Muscle spasms E.) Alopecia To find out the correct answer a …
A Day in the Life of a Dermatology Research Fellow
Dermatology
by Azam Qureshi on
Introduction I am honored to have been invited to contribute to Next Steps in Derm!  My name is Azam Qureshi and I recently completed a year working as a dermatology research fellow.  I completed my fellowship between my third and fourth years of medical school. I hope that speaking about my experiences as a research fellow and prospective dermatology trainee will contribute to provide a valuab …