I Wish I Had Known

Real Advice for Dermatology Career Progression
Transition
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
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 …
Pearls of Wisdom From Thought Leaders at ODAC
ODAC Derm Expert Conference
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As a resident thinking about how to move forward with your career, or a new practitioner getting off and running, would you like to know what special pearls of wisdom KOL's in the industry would share? Our nine Next Steps Correspondents had their ears to the ground at the 2017 ODAC Dermatology Aesthetic and Surgical in Miami. They asked ODAC faculty just that.  "I think that one of the mo …
I Wish I Had Known: How to Find Your Niche in Dermatology
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by EUPHEMIA W. MU, MD on
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 …
Doris Day, MD on Becoming a Thought Leader Part 1: My Path
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by Next Steps In Derm Team on
The first time someone called me a thought leader I did a double take. I knew there were thought leaders out there, a host of doctors I respected and looked to for guidance and support. I knew that when they spoke I could count on their words, they loved to teach, were generous with their time, and they participated in academic activities like speaking at meetings, publishing papers and serving …
I Wish I Had Known: Optimizing Your Academic Career
career planning academic
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 …