How to study in dermatology residency; Plus, relieving vulvar itch

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Episode 82 Dermatology News:

  1. Biologics for psoriasis may also reduce coronary plaque (
    Journal article:
  2. Three-step approach may help relieve one of the itchiest vulvar conditions (
  3. Many Americans still concerned about access to health care (

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Dermatology residents identify studying as one of the main culprits leading to burnout during residency. In this resident takeover, Daniel R. Mazori, MD, talks to Sophie A. Greenberg, MD, (@sophiegreenberg) about the firehose of information that dermatology residents encounter and how to optimize the use of the sources available for studying, particularly during COVID-19 from greater access to webinars and other online conferences. “Especially at the beginning [of residency], it’s easy to feel like there’s too much to learn. ... I would also anticipate some trial and error throughout residency so don’t let this get you frustrated. Some struggle is necessary in order to find your groove,” Dr. Greenberg explains. They also discuss how studying changes over the course of residency, from building the foundation of knowledge in the first year to deepening and consolidating the information in later years in preparation for the board examination.


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Hosts: Nick Andrews; Daniel R. Mazori, MD (State University of New York, Brooklyn)

Guests: Sophie A. Greenberg, MD (department of dermatology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York)

Disclosures: Dr. Mazori and Dr. Greenberg report no conflict of interest.

Show notes: Allegra Sparta, Melissa Sears

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Vincent A. DeLeo, MD
Vincent A. DeLeo, MD, is from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York. He also is the editor in chief of Cutis and the author of more than 200 publications. He is a leading expert on contact dermatitis, sunscreens, and photosensitivity. Dr. DeLeo is a consultant for Estée Lauder.