Physician Advice

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 …
The Right Questions to Ask When Negotiating a Contract
negotiating a contract
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 …
Real Advice from Joel Schlessinger MD, FAAD, FAACS Part 2
leader research
by JOEL SCHLESSINGER, MD, FAAD, FAACS on
How can new dermatologists get involved in clinical research? Becoming involved in clinical research is both exciting and potentially concerning as it all depends on the support team you will have and the set up (both physical and administrative) of your site.  The benefits can be good in both financially and intellectually, but the risks are also significant. When starting a clinical researc …
Real Advice on Growth from Joel Schlessinger MD, FAAD, FAACS Part 1
growth
by JOEL SCHLESSINGER, MD, FAAD, FAACS on
What has been the greatest difficulty you've come across in starting and maintaining your own dermatology practice and in the business of skin care? What about practice growth? The greatest difficulty remains the ongoing challenge to find team members who share the same vision. It is so difficult to determine who will come on and be a productive and integrated team member. While every job inte …