Directions in Residency

Browse the latest issue of Directions in Residency below by downloading the PDF version or clicking linked stories to read them online. Also, don't miss the additional Web-only Boards' Fodder below Directions.

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 Current issue: Summer 2015

  • Henry Ford Health Center new Jeopardy champs!
  • Boards’ Fodder: Suture and Suture Materials
  • Make a difference: attend the AADA Legislative Conference


 Access PDFs of previous issues in the archives, or read past articles online in the Directions article library.

Boards' Fodder
Web exclusive:


Chemical Peels

By Roman Bronfenbrener, MD, & Toni Bronfenbrener, RN, BSN

Boards Fodder archives

Directions in Residency is published quarterly by the American Academy of Dermatology. The publication includes features that will help you make the most of your residency experience and prepare you for the next stages of your career.

Want to write a feature for Directions?  Email Dean Monti, managing editor, with your ideas!

Join the discussion in the AAD's Residents and Fellows Community!

Additional resources


The Basement Membrane Zone video lecture

A free, 3D animated video lecture.


Boards' Fodder archive

Study for ABD exam with boards study charts.

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Basic Dermatology Curriculum

A collection of learning modules, clinical vignettes, and quizzes.


JAAD Case Reports

This online journal dedicated to publishing case reports is accepting manuscripts.

Race for the Case

Make your diagnosis for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card!

DSAP for residents

The DSAP for residents offers 45 self assessment questions.