Academics

Up Close with Derm Thought Leaders
Faculty Advice
by Bobbak (Bobby) Mansouri, MD, FAAD on
Dermatology Advice from Industry Thought Leaders on Their Biggest Mistakes, Learning Lessons, and What They Would Tell Their Younger Selves This year’s ODAC - Aesthetic, Surgical and Clinical Dermatology Conference offered attendees an amazing faculty roster ranging from leaders in medical dermatology to surgical dermatology and everything in between. Next Steps had the chance to catch up with …
Ask a Mentor Q&A Recap – Dr. Amy McMichael
ASK A MENTOR 5
by AMY MCMICHAELS, MD on
Our Next Steps readers had the opportunity to ask a mentor,  Dr. Amy McMichael, chair and professor of dermatology at Wake Forest University Health Sciences and past president of the Skin of Color Society, questions about establishing a career in academics, finding a mentor, and better serving patients of color.  See all of her insightful answers below. Q1: I attended the Skin of Color Semina …
4 Steps for Writing Your First Academic Paper
Writing
by DANIEL ZAGHI, MD, MS on
Writing your first paper for publication can be a daunting task, particularly as you may know a lot about your topic, but little about how to get it published. Here are a few principles to get you started. 1) STEP ONE For the first time author, the big unanswered questions are appealing, but beware - these questions may require far more resources than you expect (data, time, and funding). Wo …