In dermatology, we have many conditions that are caused by defects in a specific gene. In the case of Neurofibromatosis 1 (we’ll go over other Neurofibromatoses later), the defect is in Neurofibromin. The transmission is autosomal dominant, meaning that to have the condition, you only need one of the mutated genes to be passed on [...]
Genital warts are growths that occur on the genitals and anus. They may appear skin colored, pinkish, tan, or brown and are often raised and soft. In the medical field, we often refer to them as condyloma or condyloma acuminata. These condyloma (although colloquially referred to as genital warts), can occur on other areas as [...]
The Dermatology Interview Season is firmly underway!
This can be a very exciting but also stressful time.
Here are some of my personal quicktips for the interview season based on past experience (disclaimer, my past experience was years ago…):
Pre-interview dinners. Helpful to go. You’ll learn a lot about the program and the personality of residents. [...]
Sure, it’s the Holiday Season, but it’s also residency interview season! Some of you may be in the midst of interviews (granted, you’re probably catching a well needed break this week and neck).
Here’s a list of some FAQs that would be handy to be prepared for at your dermatology residency interview!
Congrats! You got your interviews, what next?
Scheduling. Many interviews conflict with each other. Take the time to go to different program websites and to the derminterest.org website to check out when interviews will be held. Note that it will be impossible to come up with a complete calendar though. Schedule EARLY!!!! I missed [...]
Tis the season for residency interviews. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to be prepared for! Go and nail one of those ~270 spots!
Why this program?
Why this city?
What are you looking for in a program?
What other programs are you considering?
If not derm, [...]
I spent this past weekend in New York City at the Summer American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) conference. What a nice well-run set of events the AAD put together. Although smaller in size compared to the annual meeting, there was a good selection of forums and events. It’s always nice to see everyone catching [...]
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