So I know a guy. That’s because he’s the 4th year medical student I’ve worked with all month. By happenstance we chatted about fun rotations/services we’ve been on and he mentioned Dermatology. Now I think Derm is “unique” to say the least: It requires the highest board scores & medical school GPA’s to match. The residences/attending’s are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet (second to pediatricians) and importantly they communicate, like many other medical professions, through seemingly endless descriptors of basically the same thing. Skin problems.
I’ll make this short. No matter your interest (in medicine) it is important to be able to accurately relay a skin condition to a fellow physician. So here’s what I was shown: The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has free PDF & PowerPoints on the most common skin complains (psoriasis, BCC, stasis dermatitis, etc.). Better than anything your school could provide. For free. Really! Simply go here, then expand “Suggested order of modules for a four-week rotation (adult patients)”. So whether you’re covering Derm in class, reviewing for step, satisfying your inner nerd or simply want to impress literally anyone, I hope this helped. 🙂
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