Derm Goals

Real Advice for Dermatology Career Progression
Here is the best advice we could find to help make the transition from residency to the real world of dermatology a little easier. The dermatology practice has grown more complex since I graduated residency and began practice in 1984.  But it has also become more dynamic. We all have learned to grow and evolve with the changes. However, it could have been a little easier if I had known a few …
Dermatology Residency Blog of Elyse Love, MD
We are excited to share an excerpt from the dermatology blog of Elyse Love, MD - NYC Dermatology Resident. Discover why residency is "way harder" than she expected. First 3 Months of Dermatology Residency - Dermatology is Way Hard First, let me start this by saying - I pinch myself every single day that I get to do a job I love for the rest of my life. I have somehow been blessed with, in my opi …
The Right Questions to Ask When Negotiating a Contract
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by Adam Friedman, MD on
At the conclusion of medical training, residents know so much about dermatology But usually not so much about negotiating their first contract. While academic contracts are usually pretty rigid, in private practice you need to be your own self advocate. Hire a contract lawyer (once again, don’t waste time/money for academic contracts). Don’t be afraid to ask the right questions. Being well-pr …
I Wish I Had Known: How to Find Your Niche in Dermatology
dermatology niche
I approached dermatology residency like a Las Vegas buffet. Mesmerized by the wide variety, I dove in head first and filled my plate with everything in sight. My mentors were a bit bemused (or perhaps just exasperated) when at various points I seriously considered applying in pediatrics, procedural, and dermatopathology fellowships. Most residents have a diverse array of interests and talents, so …
I Wish I Had Known: Staying Connected
staying connected in derm
by Adam Friedman, MD on
Residency is an exceedingly busy and exciting time focused on preparing us to enter the workforce and make a meaningful contribution to our patients’ lives and maybe even our specialty overall. Three years go by in an instant, so no surprise that certain integral but understated elements are needed to move out of the protective cocoon of residency into the real world. Something that I know a few …