One piece of advice
If I could give residents one piece of advice it would be to try and understand coding prior to entering into private practice. It of course determines your compensation and I’ve found with new physicians entering into our practice that it’s an area that they don’t seem to have much background in.
If you are looking for more information regarding coding, you will be able to find tips and information in the Next Steps In Derm Guide: A Companion to the Online Resoure Center coming this fall! The author of the finance chapter, Dr. Mark Kauffmann, suggests that your first step to learning more about coding is to purchase a Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) book.