Resident Corner

Stay Up-to-date with Literature Review

Because keeping up with the latest and greatest in the world of dermatology literature is no easy feat. The breadth of information is staggering and with the pressures of increasing patient loads to combat the tumultuous changes in healthcare, who has time to sit back, relax, and read every dermatology journal? Given the speed at which new research translates into new diagnostics and treatments, falling behind is not an option. There are a couple of ways to stay ahead of the class and your WebMD-addicted patients:

  1. Utilize dermatology literature review resources:

    Dermatology Journal Watch, DermClips (via the AAD), Practical Reviews in Dermatology, Dermatology In-Review’s literature review chapter, and Dermatology Foundation Newsletter-you will not have to surf every journal because the best and brightest are doing it for you. These literature review resources are quick reads and can easily keep you abreast of what’s going on across the field.

  2. Create Google alerts: specific to your academic/clinical interest.

    Because these types of alerts can also be tailored through various medical media outlets consequently the information just pops up into your inbox.

Some of these professionals may have their own industry newsletters to help you stay informed. Furthermore keeping current requires work and effort just like staying current on scientific advances in dermatology. Good luck!