Our residency program director Dr. Ilana Rosman is a national leader in resident selection and recruitment, and serves as the Chair of the Association Professors of Dermatology’s Residency Program Directors Section. She was interviewed by Dr. Candrice Heath as part of Dermatology Weekly’s Covid Conversations. Dr. Rosman and Dr. Heath discussed the residency application process during the pandemic and beyond, as well as how to make the resident selection process more equitable in the future.
Congratulations to PGY-2 residents Drs. Daniel Schlessinger & Ian Ferguson for their acceptance into this year’s Virtual Magic Wand Initiative. This is a fantastic program that engages dermatologists at all levels to identify and solve clinical problems through innovation.
Director of Pediatric Dermatology, Dr. Carrie Coughlin, was awarded a competitive Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award from the Dermatology Foundation. Dr. Coughlin runs a pediatric pigmented lesions clinic and also serves as the Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Director. Her work focuses on supporting children with congenital melanoctyic nevi, pigmented lesions that are present at birth and can be a cause of social and emotional distress as they grow.
Our very own Dr. Brian Kim discusses the itch-scratch cycle, barrier disruptions, and inflammatory mechanisms of eczema with The Dermatologist. Dr. Kim is an internationally-recognized leader in dermatology, itch, and immunology, and continues to innovate in our field.
Faisal Ahmad, a second-year medical student at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is one of 55 recipients of a $5,000 summer research fellowship from the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society.
Dr. Brian Kim sits down with MyEczemaTeam to have an in-depth conversation on understanding the best ways to manage symptoms of eczema when they occur on the face.
Washington University Dermatology Residency Program Director, Dr. Ilana Rosman, was interviewed on Topical: The Dermatology Podcast about
the upcoming residency application process, and how she has worked with the Association of Professors of Dermatology to improve the process for both students and programs.
Residency program director Dr. Ilana Rosman discussed how the upcoming change in Step 1 score reporting will impact dermatology applicants as part of The Dermatologist video series.
This Thursday, August 20 at 7 pm CDT, Chief Resident, Dr. Basia Michalski, and WashU Dermatology Alumna and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon, Dr. Rachel Kyllo, will be presenting at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Journal Club. Dr. Michalski will discuss “Variation in Prescribing and Factors Associated With the Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics for Mohs Surgery: A Single-Institution Retrospective Study” published in Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Rachel Kyllo will discuss “Buffered lidocaine 1%/epinephrine 1:100,000 with sodium bicarbonate in a 3:1 ratio is less painful than a 9:1 ratio: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled crossover trial” published in the JAAD.
Dr. Laurin Council, Director of Dermatology Surgery and of the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship, will participate in a panel on August 20, 2020 discussing workplace sexism as part of the Women’s Dermatologic Society Regional Educational Series for dermatology residents and faculty.
These changes represent a potential opportunity to reduce costs, avoid bias, and increase opportunities, according to administrators. “I think it has the potential to be really beneficial to programs and to applicants,” Rosman says. “Beyond this crisis, we can implement what we’ve learned from conducting virtual interviews to improve the process in the long term.”