Preparing for virtual residency interviews and a novel smart needle may reduce the risk of filler complications

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Dermatology Weekly News:

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  2. Novel smart needle system designed to reduce the risk of filler complications
  3. COVID Update: First randomized trial reassures on ACE inhibitors and ARBs for COVID patients

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The National Resident Matching Program reported that U.S .medical school seniors who matched into dermatology applied to a median of 90 programs and attended nine interviews last year, which is disadvantageous for applicants of lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Vincent DeLeo, MD, talks to Shari Lipner, MD, PhD about the interview process during COVID-19. “It’s important to try to level the playing field in this difficult time. ... While it may be possible to do live interviews in the same fashion with people from our home institutions, it really wouldn’t be fair to do that in light of the fact that many of these candidates are going to have to do the interviews virtually.” Dr. Lipner also discusses dermatology rotations for medical students and tips for applicants.


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Hosts: Nick Andrews, Vincent A. DeLeo, MD (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)

Guest: Shari R. Lipner, MD, PhD (department of dermatology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York)

Disclosures: Dr. DeLeo is a consultant for Estée Lauder. Dr. Lipner reports no conflict of interest.

Show notes by: Allegra Sparta, Melissa Sears

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Vincent A. DeLeo, MD
Vincent A. DeLeo, MD, is from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York. He also is the editor in chief of Cutis and the author of more than 200 publications. He is a leading expert on contact dermatitis, sunscreens, and photosensitivity. Dr. DeLeo is a consultant for Estée Lauder.