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Board Prep Resources Checklist
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by LINDSAY STROWD, MD on
Studying for the upcoming Board exam? As we all know, it's a stressful task that can feel daunting at times. However, residents need not fear; with the proper resources and good study habits you can feel well-prepared for this exam. A quick check-list from Dr. Strowd includes: Online Resources Derm In-Review question bank JAAD CME articles AAD website Dermpath slides Kodachrome r …
I Wish I Had Known: Studying for the Boards
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by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Studying for the boards can be an incredibly stressful and daunting time. The Board exam is really a culmination of three years of intense dermatology training. You have been preparing for this exam throughout your entire residency. The weeks or months before the exam should be used as final preparation to review concepts or areas that you are rusty on or never properly learned. Be comfortable wit …
Tips For Preparing For The Certifying Examination (Part 2 Of 2)
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by Next Steps In Derm Team on
In this second article in this series, we will take a further look at some tried and true methods for preparing yourself for “The Boards.” 1) Dermatology is a visual medical specialty One of the great challenges of our specialty is that different conditions can look similar, and the same condition can look different (or “atypical”) across anatomic sites and populations. Many of the quest …
Tips for Preparing for the Certifying Examination (Part 1 of 2)
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by Next Steps In Derm Team on
When preparing yourself for “The Boards,” there are many things to take into consideration. Read on in to learn tried and true tips that will help you on your road to passing the exam. And embarking on your career as a certified dermatologist. 1) This is a marathon, not a race – start preparing early The accumulation of knowledge for the Certifying Examination is meant to take place over 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 …