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Surgery to DERMA

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by jambola, Oct 31, 2002.

  1. jambola

    jambola Junior Member
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    Hi fellas..

    I am a PGY2 surgery resident who wants to leave hell and enter the cozy heavens of Dermatology. Imho its highly improbable though not impossible. I have a publication on a skin pathology (basic research). Can I do the unthinkable? Any advice would be appreciated.
     
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  3. ny skindoc

    ny skindoc Senior Member
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    You need to make contacts in the field.If you have really had it with surgery start looking for research fellowships at Derm programs.If you spend a year or 2 doing this and you are liked personally then you have a good shot.Having a publication on skin pathology will help you get your foot in the door and will spark interest.Check out the ezboard on Dermatology.
     
  4. SomeFakeName

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    Jambola, would you mind sharing exactly why you're wanting to leave surgery?
     

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