Resident Corner

STUDYING FOR THE BOARDS
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Weeks leading up to the exam: In my opinion, studying for the boards is really much harder than the actual test itself. It is very important to pace yourself during the months leading up to the boards so that you don’t burn out closer to exam time. I divided my study materials into topics based upon the sections of the Derm In-Review study guide. I began by reviewing topics with which I was t …
I Wish I Had Known: Residency Study Advice
Residency Marathon
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Dermatology residency is a marathon, not a sprint, you have three years to learn the material and though it is quite a large volume, it is do-able. As a first year dermatology resident, you will be completely overwhelmed with the pure volume of material you need to know. First year, read Bolognia, it is long and you will hate reading it some weeks, but it will provide you with an excellent founda …
I Wish I Had Known: The Value of Collaborating with Physicians in Other Specialties
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Dermatology is a relatively small and incredibly unique discipline within medicine. With the typical medical school curriculum dedicating at most a few weeks to our specialties. And yet provides insights into the overall well-being of patients that are often priceless. Early in one’s career, it is easy to become so engrossed in mastering the rich and diverse nuances of our field that other impo …
How To Get Started on Cosmetic Procedures in a Dermatologic Practice
cosmetic dermatology
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Be sure you are comfortable dealing with cosmetic patients. Don’t purchase a lot of equipment out of the gate, start out small and acquire in time, don’t over extend yourself and your budget. Start out slowly, start 1.5 day per week doing cosmetic vs. medical to learn on what percentage you and your staff are more comfortable in your practice. …