Resident Corner

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
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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. …
I Wish I Had Known: Practice Management
Practice Management
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I wish I had known the most difficult matter for the newly-trained dermatologist is practice management. A huge part of practice management is personnel. It requires many years to develop and train a stable, capable support staff. There are many unsuccessful "try-outs." Some individuals may not have the necessary personal and professional skills, work ethic, or reliability. These individuals must …
Young Physician Spotlight: Jeremy Brauer MD
Young Physician Spotlight
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Jeremy A. Brauer MD, Director of Clinical Research at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York Next Steps (NS): In regards to dermatology, what are your special areas of interest? Dr. Jeremy Brauer (JB): I am completing fellowship in my primary areas of interest--Mohs micrographic surgery, laser surgery, and clinical research. More specifically, I have an interest in melanoma and non-m …