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The Decision Every Graduating Resident Faces
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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,” …
Acne News with Dr. Adam Friedman
acne
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Straight from the desk of ODAC Medical Director, Dr. Adam Friedman, we share what’s popping in acne (spoiler alert: quite a lot!). According to Dr. Friedman, the innovation drought is over! Watch as he reviews all new topical and oral therapeutics (some of which are completely new active agents) and while at it, shares and debunks important information related to the management of acne vulgaris …
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 …
Selecting the Best Devices When Starting Out
devices
by Sang Kim, MD on
I believe one of the most valuable aspects of attending conferences such as ODAC is to “fill in the gaps” in important topics that are often missing in our regular dermatology training. While US dermatology residency programs provide the foundation for providing the highest level of dermatologic care to our patients, they are often lacking in teaching the business side of medicine and practica …
Beyond the Basics: Systemic Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis and Evaluation of Infantile Hemangiomas
Infantile Hemangiomas
by Edita Newton, MD on
To kick off ODAC 2021, Dr. Yasmine Kirkorian, MD, tackled two clinical dilemmas that are frequently seen among pediatric patients in the dermatology office: poorly controlled atopic dermatitis and infantile hemangiomas. Dr. Kirkorian reviewed currently available systemic therapies for atopic dermatitis as well those in the drug development pipeline. She went into detail about how she utilizes he …