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Kris Liu and Arash Mostaghimi talk candidly about what it takes and what it's like on the road to becoming dermatologists.

Topical: The Dermatology Podcas‪t‬ Kristina Liu

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

Kris Liu and Arash Mostaghimi talk candidly about what it takes and what it's like on the road to becoming dermatologists.

    The Path of a Peruvian Dermatologist

    The Path of a Peruvian Dermatologist

    Are you a foreign medical graduate considering dermatology training in the U.S.?  Then you don't want to miss this episode with Dr. Alex Ortega Loayza.  Dr. Ortega Loayza grew up in Peru, and through incredible tenacity, intellectual curiosity, creativity and a bit of serendipity, he has created a powerhouse career in pyoderma gangrenosum and complex medical-dermatology.

    Talk to us:

    Email: topicalpod@gmail.com

    Twitter: @AlexOrtegaLoay1

                 @TopicalPod

    • 56 min
    Dermasphere Crossover Episode!

    Dermasphere Crossover Episode!

    We are delighted to cross-pollinate with another amazing dermatology podcast, Dermasphere, which is hosted by two savvy, funny dermatologists with the goal of bringing the latest dermatology research direct to listeners.  They take the hard work out of keeping up-to-date with the dermatology literature!  

    You can find Dermasphere anywhere you can find podcasts. Also check them out at:

    https://dermaspherepodcast.com
    https://www.facebook.com/DermaspherePodcast
    Instagram: @dermaspherepodcast

    • 31 min
    A Career in Pediatric Dermatology

    A Career in Pediatric Dermatology

    Welcome to Season 3, listeners!  We are excited to kick off our new season and the new year with a special guest, Dr. Sadaf Hussain.  She shares with us her path to becoming a pediatric dermatologist, a journey fueled by a thirst for knowledge, passion for service and, of course, love for taking care of the cutest kiddos.  



    Talk to us:

    Email: topicalpod@gmail.com

    Twitter: @TopicalPod

                @KristinaLiuMD

                @AMostaghimi

    • 58 min
    Online Residency Interviews, Part II

    Online Residency Interviews, Part II

    What will online residency interviews be like?  We answer some frequently asked questions:

    How to answer the question "tell me about yourself"?  (Hint: it's like an elevator pitch)

    What to do during the virtual resident dinner? (Spoiler: should you eat something exotic?)

    Is there such a thing as a perfect answer? (Hint: be prepared but not rehearsed...maybe Goldilocks had it right)

    What question to ask when asked if you have questions (Try saying that three times fast)

    • 27 min
    Online Residency Interviews

    Online Residency Interviews

    Are you tired of hearing the words "unprecedented times" yet? When it comes to residency interviews this year, those overused words definitely apply. We share some practical tips and easy tricks to turn your online interviews up a notch.

    (Note: We initially recorded this as a video episode, but...surprise...ran into some Zoom technical difficulties.  The audio recording is being posted first, with the Youtube link to follow soon!)

    • 35 min
    How to be Well (Fireside Chats with Dr. Kristin Nord)

    How to be Well (Fireside Chats with Dr. Kristin Nord)

    Dr. Kristin Nord, Program Director of the Stanford Dermatology Residency, joins us on our show to talk about her path to medicine and dermatology.  We also learn about wellness, a vitally important aspect of thriving (not just surviving) in our jobs and lives.  (Spoiler alert: we reveal the meaning behind JOMO)

    Talk to us:

    Email: topicalpod@gmail.com

    Twitter: @TopicalPod

                @KristinaLiuMD

                @AMostaghimi

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

moji x ,

Night before rotations

My very first clinical rotation as a PA student is dermatology - listening to your podcast has helped calm my nerves. I hope my preceptors are as helpful and understanding as you both. Thanks!

emilysmiles826 ,

Amazing podcast

I love this podcast! Lots of great information about applying into dermatology and the road ahead as a dermatologist. What an incredible service to medical students and others interested in dermatology. Thank you so much Drs. Liu and Mostaghimi!

YoungJonny ,

Great Content, Poor Volume

I LOVE this podcast. As a medical student interested in Dermatology, this is a great look into what a career in dermatology can look like. The episodes are consistently insightful and entertaining. The opinions expressed are new and well articulated. The hosts don’t give the same cliche advice you can find on every blogpost on the internet. They give thoughtful insights that they have gathered from years applying to dermatology and running the application from the other end. They truly do a great job. THANK YOU! The only down side is some poor volume control and overall poor audio quality. It seems to be getting better though!

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