Resident Corner

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
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
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 …
Cutaneous Manifestation – Friday Pop Quiz – 9/6
Cutaneous Manifestation
All of the following are true regarding the condition pictured EXCEPT: A. Perilesional direct immunofluroescence shows granular IgA in the dermal papillae and at the dermoepidermal junction. B. Only 20% of patients have a gluten-sensitive enteropathy. C. It is associated with HLA-DQ2, HLA-DR3, and HLA-B8. D. It is associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. E. Cutaneous findings ar …