Dr. Ilana Rosman, residency program director, discusses residency match during COVID-19 pandemic with Dermatology Weekly (Links to an external site)

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.

Dr. Carrie Coughlin awarded the Dermatology Foundation’s Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award

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.

Chief Resident, Dr. Basia Michalski, and WashU Dermatology Alumna and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon, Dr. Rachel Kyllo, will present at the ASDS Journal Club. (Links to an external site)

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.

Residency, Med School Interviews Go Virtual: What to know (Links to an external site)

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.”