Directions in Residency archives

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2014 Spring
  • Adventures in molecular dermatology
  • Boards' Fodder: Panniculitis
  • AM14 resident events
  • Psoriasis: What every resident needs to know
  • Boards' Fodder: Vasculitides
  • Through the looking glass: Making physician-industry relationships meaningful
  • IOM seeks reform of GME
  • 'Tis (always) the season to be networking
  • New board prep course for residents at Annual Meeting
  • Two views from the Hill
2013 Spring
  • What I wish I'd known in residency
  • Q&A with Dr. Suzanne Olbricht
  • Stressbusters: The Physical Blockers
  • Researching the researcher: How resident ideas turn into award-winning studies
  • Stressbusters: It's the simple things
  • A tale of two clinics
  • Stressbusters: I just ate the whole cake and I'm going to watch my kids run instead
  • 'Walk in beauty': A Navajo dermatology experience
  • Reflections: Colleagues for medical school, partners for life
2012 Spring
  • Promises, shomises! Can I see it in writing?
  • Skin Deep cartoon
  • How would you diagnose your financial picture?
  • Truth telling and doctor-patient relationship
  • Boards' Fodder celebrates 10 years!
  • BF: Oral disease, pt. 2
  • BF: Inborn errors of metabolism
  • BF: Eponyms in dermatology
  • Flight risk: All about airplane notes
  • Two views of the Hill
2011 Spring
  • The derm/pharma industry interface, pt. 2
  • Skin Deep cartoon
  • Southeast Asian odyssey
  • Ethical considerations in research, pt. 1
  • Movin' on up: Easing post-residency fears
  • Ethical considerations in research, pt. 2
  • 13 time management tips for harried residents
  • Reporting misconduct in a colleague
  • Skin Deep cartoon
2010 Spring 
  • Lessons from Botswana
  • How I spent my summer vacation
  • Skin Deep cartoon
  • Reflections: Teachings of a lifetime
  • Skin Deep cartoon
  • Principlism: Ethical considerations for residents
  • Residents represented in Chicago meeting
  • Skin Deep cartoon
  • Dermatology's changing face...and body
  • The derm/pharma industry intercace, pt. 1
  • Skin Deep cartoon
2009 Spring
  • Now is the time for networking
  • Reflections by Dr. Lawrence Eichenfield
  • Coming to America
  • Reflections by Dr. Albert Yan
  • Resident International Grant in Botswana
  • What's on your CV?
  • Me, myself, and my CV
  • Skin Deep cartoon
  • Best board tips...ever!
  • Residents at the table: Report from the AMA
  • Skin Deep cartoon
2008 Spring
  • Economic hardship loan deferment takes center stage
  • Reflections by Dr. Clay Cockerell
  • Maintaining the pipeline: Resident's perspective on Skin Disease Research Day
  • Residents can achieve change by supporting SkinPAC
  • The truth about debt!
  • NIH loan repayment programs help increase pipeline of scientists
  • Comparing college loans
  • Mentorship: A meaningful path to success
  • Reflections: The old ball game
  • Side by side: Mentor and mentee
2007 Spring
  • Demystifying the boads
  • Preparing for D-MOC: The AAD is here to help
  • Do you carry the gene for academia?
  • Workforce issues a concern for the world of medicine
  • New resolutions, reports highlight recent AMA-RS meeting
  • Reflections: Bursting onto the scene
  • Boards' Fodder Bonus: Find-a-word
  • An insider look at lobbying
  • World Congress in Buenos Aires showcases Academy
2006  Spring
  • Dr. Stone seeks to improve iPLEDGE Program
  • Volunteer for Camp Discovery
  • What do residents want?
  • Resident starts high-risk cancer clinic for transplant patients
  • Fellowship down under
  • Procedural dermatology fellowship offers innovative approach to teaching
  • Moonlighters may face high tax bill on April 15
  • AMA-RFS meeting addresses key issues
2005 Spring
  • Spotlight on fellowship: Dermatopathology
  • AMA-RFS Interim Meeting focuses on licensure and residencies
  • Physician employment contracts: What you need to know
  • Financial advisors' credentials: Making sense out of alphabet soup
  • New grant for residents completing training
  • Younger dermatologists can lead the way to EMR adoption
  • 2005 Annual AMA-RFS Meeting addresses a wide range of concerns
2004 Spring
  • Website unites humanities and dermatology
  • AMA-RFS Interim Meeting focuses on match lawsuit and FICA tax
  • Ordinary + necessary = deductible
  • It's time to give your term insurance a check-up
  • Advice on starting a practice after residency
  • Spotlight on fellowship: Mohs surgery
  • Estate planning documents: What every physician must have
2003 Spring
  • Disability insurance: What you need to know before you buy
  • OSHA says 'no' to 80-hour workweek petition
  • News from the AMA-RF Section
  • Student launches evidence-based dermatology website
  • Putting medicine back into dermatology
  • 3M launches nationwide skin cancer screening initiative with dermatology residency programs
2002 Spring
  • Playing the match game: Advice for dermatology applicants
  • The morale of dermatology residents
  • Dermato-epidemiology curriculum instituted at CWRU
  • AMA supports ACGME report calling for shorter resident work hours
  • Are you being honest?
  • Contact dermatitis subspecialty offers opportunities for academic-clinician educators
2001 Spring
  • Colloquium will explore professional pathways
  • Fleet of fellowships await residents
  • AAD-RFC pursues board exam date change
  • Medical student funded for melanoma
  • AAD offers more than a wee bit 'o trainin'
  • Advocate-Lutheran General reaches settlement with residents

2000 Spring
  • Reflections on the past year
  • Practical Advice for career planning
  • Legislative update

  • Resident's Colloquium: Focus on careers
  • Insights for volunteering
  • Residents would gain from training in business, cosmetic procedures
  • AAD-RFC survey results
  • Questions to ask a new partner prospect
  • Practical Advice for career planning