Episode 17: Transitioning from Resident to AttendingFeaturing Luke Maxfield, DO | Release Date: August 23, 2023
In episode 17 of Cutaneous Miscellaneous, our host Nicholas Brownstone, MD, chats with Luke Maxfield, DO, a social media star and board-certified dermatologist at Anne Arundel Dermatology in North Carolina.
The episode begins with board review on surgical dermatology. Dr Maxfield provides some tips on answering questions regarding surgical dermatology on the CORE and APPLIED exams. He specifically discusses which resources he thinks are the most helpful when studying this topic.
In the main part of the episode, Dr Maxfield provides advice on how to successfully transition from resident to attending dermatologist. He specifically discusses how to prepare for this transition, what to do if you are struggling with a difficult diagnosis, how to keep up with your knowledge after passing the boards, how to learn from your patients, and bedside manner. Dr Brownstone also adds his perspective on how to avoid a common mistake that new dermatology graduates make when starting practice.
If you are worried about the transition from resident to attending and making decisions on your own, this episode will give you the confidence you need to be successful from day 1 of practice!
You can find Dr. Maxfield on Instagram and TikTok as @dr.ljmaxfield and on YouTube as @Doctorly!