dermatology residency

Time: Maximizing Your Most Valuable Commodity During Residency
Maximizing Time in Residency
by Allison Sit on
Time is at the premium for dermatology trainees, especially those with families. “Time is the most valuable commodity I have and through my near-decade of training it becomes more important each day,” said dermatology resident Luke Maxfield, DO, a husband and father of two. Sang Kim, MD, a dermatology resident, husband, and father of two, said, “We are constantly in a cycle of waking u …
The Decision Every Graduating Resident Faces
fellowships
by Allison Sit on
It’s a decision every graduating resident faces: enter the workforce or apply for a fellowship. After more than a decade of higher education, postponing the rewards of a career for another year of training may not seem worthwhile for some. Yet others see a fellowship year as education that will pay dividends throughout their career. “I viewed a fellowship year as an investment in myself,” …
Parenting Guilt in Dermatology
Parenting guilt in dermatology
by Allison Sit on
When Matthew Willett, MD, began his dermatology training, he felt he had to choose between dermatology and his family. “My kids were old enough to tell me that they missed spending time with me, and that made it even harder sometimes,” said Dr. Willett, who is now a staff dermatologist in Rhode Island. “Sometimes the kids really know how to play up the ‘guilt game,’” said Jackie …
ABD Boards During COVID: What’s your plan of attack?
ABD BOARD EXAM
by James J. Contestable, MD on
As recent dermatology residency graduates like myself are well aware, the landscape is set – we will be taking our boards in October.  Admittedly, when the ABD (American Board of Dermatology) inquired about when residents would like to take the exam, I responded – “July, please”. But as an entity that must look out for the interests of everyone while navigating the challenges of this pand …
A Must-Read: The Business of Dermatology
by Omer Ibrahim, MD on
Business intellect, a vital aspect of managing a practice, is not taught in residency. From the infancy of their training, dermatologists are trained to think broadly and scrupulously, using each clue, each corporeal sense, and each available tool to accurately diagnose and manage a plethora of cutaneous conditions. After residency, dermatologists set out armed with the knowledge and drive to deli …