Academic Career

I Wish I Had Known: Optimizing Your Academic Career
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by KALYANI MARATHE, MD MPH FAAD on
Starting a career in academic medicine can be confusing. Here are some tips for optimizing your career trajectory. 1. Get information about the academic promotions process. Most universities have a set of documentation requirements and it is helpful to collect them early. 2. Seek out a mentor outside of your division. Someone who has reached full professor status and can guide you through the pr …
Roadmap for Residents Planning to Enter Academia Contracts: What to Do After Signing
Dermatology Resident Roadmap
by A. YASMINE KIRKORIAN, MD on
Part 2 of 2 You’ve signed on the dotted line—you’re joining an academic dermatology department! Congratulations! This final part of the series will help guide you in shaping your early career. It’s critical to envision the kind of career you want and take steps to make it happen from day one while still staying open to unpredictable opportunities that arise. In addition to your dreams, …
Roadmap for Residents Planning to Enter Academia Contracts: What to Ask Before Signing
A. Yasmine Kirkorian
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Part 1 of 2 So you’ve decided to start your career in academia? As a young attending nearly two years into my first academic job, I can confidently say that a career in academics is stimulating, exciting, and fun. I can also say that I felt unprepared for negotiating a job and then navigating the world of fiscal and academic productivity. A friend in academia once said: “Time, money, space …
I Wish I Had Known: Starting Your Career in Academics
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by Next Steps In Derm Team on
"Surround yourself with people who have a genuine interest in your dermatology career." Looking Back Recently I was promoted in my career to full Professor. In the process, I was forced to look back at the path that led me to academic medicine. I would like to say that I put a lot of planning and contemplation into getting to where I am, but honestly, it was very serendipitous. My career thu …