Cutaneous Miscellaneous: The Dermatology Residents Podcast is an exciting show from the team that brings you the Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference series as well as the Derms and Conditions podcast. Episodes will feature board review tips and pearls along with advice and opinions that are pertinent to dermatology residents.
The goal of this show is to maximize your potential as a dermatology resident, and maximize your board scores, while having fun some along the way.
This content will be focused on dermatology residents, medical students, and fellows. Early career dermatologists can also benefit.
Subscribe to Cutaneous Miscellaneous today to make sure your dermatology residency is a success.
Building Your Brand as a Dermatologist
In episode 18 of Cutaneous Miscellaneous, our host, Nicholas Brownstone, MD, speaks with Jacqueline Fisher, DO, a board-certified dermatologist and CEO/owner of CincySkin Medical &
Cosmetic Dermatology in Cincinnati, OH.
The episode begins with board review on rosacea. Dr Brownstone discusses key facts on rosacea and reviews the important rosacea subtypes. Dr Fischer then reviews rosacea variants
along with the details mostly likely to show up on board exams. Dr Fischer also shares her method on how to best counsel patients on a diagnosis of rosacea in the clinic.
In the main part of the episode, Dr Fischer discusses how to build a brand as a dermatologist.
She highlights the importance of branding, the definition of branding, and how it differs from marketing. She gives some tips on how to develop a brand identity, a brand message, and what
constitutes a brand. She ends the discussion with some of the pearls and pitfalls she discovered when building her dermatology brand along with her thoughts on hiring a professional branding
Whether you are about to begin practice or have been practicing for many years and desire to
create or improve your brand, you can’t miss the episode!
Transitioning from Resident to Attending
In episode 17 of Cutaneous Miscellaneous, our host Nicholas Brownstone, MD, chats with Luke Maxfield, DO, a social media star and board-certified dermatologist at Anne Arundel Dermatology in North Carolina.
The episode begins with board review on surgical dermatology. Dr Maxfield provides some tips on answering questions regarding surgical dermatology on the CORE and APPLIED exams. He specifically discusses which resources he thinks are the most helpful when studying this topic.
In the main part of the episode, Dr Maxfield provides advice on how to successfully transition from resident to attending dermatologist. He specifically discusses how to prepare for this transition, what to do if you are struggling with a difficult diagnosis, how to keep up with your knowledge after passing the boards, how to learn from your patients, and bedside manner. Dr Brownstone also adds his perspective on how to avoid a common mistake that new dermatology graduates make when starting practice.
If you are worried about the transition from resident to attending and making decisions on your own, this episode will give you the confidence you need to be successful from day 1 of practice!
You can find Dr Maxfield on Instagram and TikTok as @dr.ljmaxfield and on YouTube as @Doctorly!
Efficiently Running a Dermatology Practice
In episode 16 of Cutaneous Miscellaneous, our host, Nicholas Brownstone, MD, speaks with Alex Glazer, MD, who is in private practice at Glazer Dermatology in Chicago, IL.
The episode begins with board review on amyloidosis. Dr Brownstone discusses high-yield pearls on systemic amyloid diseases pertinent to dermatology, while Dr Glazer reviews the
cutaneous amyloid diseases mostly likely to show up in clinic and on the exams.
In the main part of the episode, Dr Glazer provides tips and tricks on how to efficiently run a practice in dermatology. He gives advice on topics such as how to optimally schedule patients,
how to handle walk-in patients, how to efficiently conduct a patient visit, and tips on physically setting up the exam room. Dr Glazer also discusses how his medical assistants and nurses help
increase his efficiency in the office and how to reduce the amount of after-visit patient messages and phone calls.
The lessons shared in this episode are useful for both private and academic dermatology practice!
Starting a Private Practice in Dermatology
In episode 15 of Cutaneous Miscellaneous, our host Nicholas Brownstone, MD, chats with Michael Cameron, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai and founder of Cameron Dermatology, a private practice in New York City.
The episode begins with board review and practical tips on JAK inhibitors. Dr Cameron discusses the lessons learned from the ORAL Surveillance trial and focuses on safety of JAK inhibitor use in dermatology patients. He discusses how to counsel patients on the potential safety concerns with JAK inhibitors and offers his thoughts on what kinds of questions could be on the board exam concerning these novel therapies.
In the main part of the episode, Dr Cameron provides his experience on starting his own private practice and gives advice on how to successfully start one.
If you are considering starting a private practice or are just interested in hearing about the process, this is an episode you can’t miss!
FREE Biologics and JAK/TYK2 Inhibitors in Dermatology Quick Reference Chart
Dr. Cameron’s article, “JAK Inhibitor Safety: What Did ORAL Surveillance Really Teach Us?”
Finding and Interviewing for your First Job After Residency
In Episode 14 of Cutaneous Miscellaneous, our host Nicholas Brownstone, MD speaks with Jennifer Parker, MD, PhD, Chief Resident at Temple University Hospital, Department of Dermatology in Philadelphia, PA.
The episode begins with board review on dermatomyositis. Dr. Parker discusses high yield clinical and board review pearls including epidemiology, clinical features, diagnostic criteria, important antibodies, management principles and pediatric dermatomyositis.
In the main part of the episode, Dr. Brownstone and Dr. Parker discuss how to find your first job after dermatology residency. Dr. Parker gives advice on which resources exist for finding jobs including the importance of networking.
Dr. Parker then talks about what residents should look for when selecting their first job out of residency and how to prepare for interviews – including which types of questions are asked by the potential employer and which questions you should ask. She also discusses letters of recommendations and the role they play in the job selection process.
Whether you just started dermatology residency or are about to graduate, this episode will be very practical for you!
The Bumpy Road of Dermatology: How to Handle Difficult Patients (Recorded Live at the Real World Dermatology For Residents Conference in Las Vegas, NV)
In episode 13 of Cutaneous Miscellaneous, our host Nicholas Brownstone, MD chats with Beth N. McLellan, MD, Chief of Dermatology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
and Steven Daveluy, MD, Associate Professor and Program Director at Wayne State University in front of a live audience at the Real World Dermatology For Residents Conference at the
Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
Dr. Brownstone asks for tips on difficult patient encounters such as a patient yelling in the waiting room, a patient who badmouths a colleague, one who refuses to pay for a short office
visit and one who brings up a skin problem as they are leaving the exam room.
Dr. Brownstone then asks for pearls on handling specific difficult dermatology patients including the “laundry list” patient, the non-compliant patient, the demanding patient and the
The episodes ends with the special guests discussing their ideal night out in Las Vegas.
Listen now for high-yield tips on handling difficult patients that you can use in the clinic tomorrow!