Archive of ‘Residency’ category

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ABC News Medical Unit Elective

I am spending the next three weeks at ABC News Medical Unit for my residency elective, and I’m getting all sorts of flashbacks from my time at NBC! (Side note: whoa, just skimmed through my post describing what I did at NBC; that feels like AGES ago!) The main difference of course is that now I’m […] Read more…

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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…

A photo taken by my former classmate, now Dr. Lai, illustrating all of the books it takes to make a physician.

Dermatology Textbook Guide

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about which dermatology textbooks I recommend for premeds, pre-PA students, nursing students, and dermatology residents. There are SO MANY resources out there, enough to make our heads spin, and which book you like entirely depends on your personal learning style. Here are some of the ones that I […] Read more…

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A Letter to Myself during College Admissions

This past weekend I was home in California and one of my major tasks was cleaning out a huge bookshelf in my room at my parents’ home. This was the room that I grew up in from 8th grade onwards, so the bookshelves were PACKED with stuff. I found school photos from kindergarten onwards, tons […] Read more…

National Psoriasis Foundation Resident Meeting

National Psoriasis Foundation Resident’s Meeting

This past weekend I was in Philly attending the annual Resident’s Meeting with the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), a non profit organization whose mission is to “drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.” I haven’t been to any resident specific conferences before, so I didn’t know what to expect, but […] 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…

Choosing a medical residency

Choosing a Medical Residency Program

It’s August and that means a) the summer is passing by way too quickly and b) it’s getting to that time of residency program applications again! For my friends out there who are in medicine, I know what you’re going through, and I’ve put together a bunch of #PathtoMD posts to help you out along the […] Read more…

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