Archive of ‘Medical pearls’ category

Residency Rank List

Making Your Residency Rank List

February means celebrating Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and…submitting your residency rank list! According to the NRMP website, this year’s rank list is due February 22 at 9 PM ET. (Side note: typing out the letters NRMP gave me slight PTSD because of my overly dramatic match week experience with them). For all the fourth year […] Read more…

pager life

Hospital Dermatology: Skin Conditions seen as a Consultant

Hospital dermatology is very different from what we see in clinic, and this week marks the end of my last weeknight /weekend call, hooray! For the nonmedical folk, “call” means we are on call as a consultant for any skin-related issues that arise in emergency room (ER) or hospitalized patients. For one calendar year we as […] Read more…

Winter Skincare Guide

Winter Skincare Tips

Temperatures dipped to sub-40 today and we know what that means…time to transition to winter skincare! The dry air, heavy winds, and heaters on full blast at home wreak havoc on our skin and lips, making them more sensitive and prone to redness, irritation, and flaking. Here are some things to keep in mind as we […] Read more…

Dr. Melissa K. Levin

Expert Beauty Picks: Dr. Melissa K. Levin, General and Cosmetic Dermatologist

Photo credit: Peter Hurley I will admit that when I showed up to interview for dermatology programs in NYC in 2014, I was pretty nervous. Having grown up in California my whole life, I had heard rumors of how “formal” East Coast medical centers can be, and I worried about leaving a good first impression. I’ll […] Read more…

Mohs micrographic surgery

Dermatology Mohs Micrographic Surgery

I’m actually on vacation this week in California with my family (check out my snapchat TeawithMD to follow along on our road trip to Muir Woods and Sonoma), but last week was my first experience rotating through the Mohs Micrographic Surgery service, and since it is such a special and unique subspecialty within dermatology, I wanted […] Read more…

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