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Buy Sep 2015 Issue
Medicolegal Issues
by Abel Torres, MD, JD interviewed by Jane Yoo, MD

Identify components of the Medicare fraud and abuse laws.

Preventing Errors in Practice
by Eliot Mostow, MD interviewed by Maurice A. Thew, MD

Identify methods to reduce errors in practice.

Learning From Errors
by Jason Lee, MD interviewed by Steve Shama, MD, MPH

Identify strategies to avoid diagnostic errors.

Medicolegal Issues - Bonus Track
by Abel Torres, MD, JD interviewed by Jane Yoo, MD


Buy Aug 2015 Issue
What's New in Pediatric Dermatology
by Lawrence Eichenfield, MD interviewed by Rhonda Klein, MD

Identify updates on the diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic conditions in the pediatric population.

Dermatopathology
by M. Yadira Hurley, MD interviewed by Michael P. Heffernan, MD

Interpret dermatopathology results to confirm diagnosis of skin diseases.

Non-Cosmetic Uses of Lasers
by Keyvan Nouri, MD interviewed by Shadi Kourosh, MD

Identify lasers used in the treatment of dermatologic medical conditions.

Buy Jul 2015 Issue
Acne Treatment
by Julie Harper, MD interviewed by Lynda Kauls, MD

Recognize risks, benefits, and dosing recommendations in the treatment of acne.

Neurofibromatosis 1
by Amy Theos, MD interviewed by Warren Heymann, MD

dentify the National Institute of Health diagnostic criteria for Neurofibromatosis 1.

Management of the Vitiligo Patient
by Iltefat H. Hamzavi, MD interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

Recognize recent advances in the diagnosis and management of vitiligo.

Bonus Track: Management of the Vitiligo Patient
by Iltefat Hamzavi, MD interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

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Buy Jun 2015 Issue
Epstein–Barr Virus
by Emily Keimig, MD, MS interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

Recognized active Epstein-Barr Virus symptoms and order appropriate diagnosis tests. 

Polyomaviruses in Dermatology
by Richard Wang, MD, PhD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

Recognize the association between Merkel cell cancer, trichodysplasia spinulosa, and polyomavirus.

Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma in Skin of Color
by Ginette Hinds, MD interviewed by Laura McGirt, MD

Recognize how Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma presents in patients with skin of color.

Buy May 2015 Issue
Update on Melanoma
by Sancy Leachman, MD, PhD interviewed by a Kauls, MD

Identify recent advances in standards of care in the diagnosis and management of melanoma.

Update on Sunscreens
by Henry Lim, MD interviewed by Shadi Kourosh, MD

Cite FDA recommendations on sunscreens.

HPV and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
by Sarah Arron, MD, PhD interviewed by Christine Ko, MD

Identify the sub-types of HPV that are associated with an increased risk of squamous cell Carcinoma (SCC).

Buy Apr 2015 Issue
Cost Effective Medicine
by Kevin Kia, MD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

Identify strategies to provide cost-effective care to dermatology patients.

Focused Principles of an MBA for the Dermatologist
by Jeffrey J. Miller, MD interviewed by Laura McGirt, MD

Discuss key business management principles that support successful practice management.

Help Your Dermatopathologist Work Smarter For You
by Abel Jarell, MD interviewed by Shadi Kourosh, MD

Identify strategies to ensure pertinent information is communicated to the dermatopathologist when sending biopsy specimens.

Buy Mar 2015 Issue
Innovative Suture Techniques
by Cyndi Jill Yag-Howard, MD interviewed by Lynda Kauls, MD

Recognize factors such as location, Breslow depth, defect and closure type that should be considered when selecting a suture technique.

Advances in Soft Tissue Augmentation
by Hema Sundaram, MD interviewed by Martha Laurin Council, MD

Identify most appropriate filler type to achieve a desired result while minimizing risk.

Use of Botulinum Toxins in Dermatology
by Erin Gilbert, MD interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

Recognize medical dermatology conditions for which botulinum toxins may be used as a treatment option.

Buy Feb 2015 Issue
Bench to Bedside: Important Clinical Advances
by Oscar Colegio, MD interviewed by Christine Ko, MD

Describe molecular pathways discovered to be effective targets for treating melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.

Tumor Immunology
by Delphine J. Lee, MD, PhD interviewed by Michael Girardi, MD

Recognize current targeted immunotherapies used in the treatment of tumorous cancers.

Melanoma Markers
by Martin Mihm, MD interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

Identify specialized tests and techniques utilized by dermatopathologists in the interpretation of atypical melanocytic lesions. 

Buy Jan 2015 Issue
Social Media and the Dermatologist
by Joel Schlessinger, MD interviewed by Martha Laurin Council, MD

Identify strategies for the use of social media as a tool for interacting with and educating patients.

Describe the recommended professional etiquette for interacting with patients via social media. 

Smartphone & Cloud Computing for the Dermatologist
by Matthew Gray Fleming, MD interviewed by Rhonda Klein, MD

Restate examples of how smartphones and cloud computing can improve efficiency in the dermatology practice

Digital Safeguards for Patient Information
by Matthew Roberson, JD interviewed by Craig N. Burkhart, MD

Identify the easiest and effective method to secure a mobile device.

Buy Dec 2014 Issue
Toxins and Fillers
by Susan, Weinkle, MD and Nowell Solish, MD interviewed by Seth L. Matarasso, MD

Describe the advantages, disadvantages, risks and benefits associated with hyaluronic acids and neurotoxins used for cosmetic purposes. 

Update on Lasers
by Tina Alster, MD interviewed by Jane Y. Yoo, MD

Identify the appropriate laser(s) for cosmetic treatments including; facial rejuvenation, scar reduction, and tattoo removal.

Toxins, Fillers, and Lasers Round Table Discussion
by Tina Alster, MD, Seth Matarasso, MD, Nowell Solish, MD, and Susan Weinkle, MD interviewed by Terrence Cronin, Jr., MD
Buy Nov 2014 Issue
Aesthetics of Male Dermatology
by Terrence Keaney, MD interviewed by Jeremy Ethan Moss, MD

Recognize gender differences in the structure and function of the skin, muscle mass, skeleton structure, pain tolerance.

Identify social and societal reasons for why more men are seeking out aesthetic treatment. 

Male Genital Dermatology
by Anthony Peter Hall, MBBS interviewed by Mary Martini, MD

List the common causes of papules and plaques on male genitalia (psoriasis, eczema, neoplasia, infection, and scabies). 

Infectious Skin Diseases in Returned Travelers
by Jose Dario Martinez, MD interviewed by Christine Warren, MD

Identify common infectious skin diseases in the returned traveler.

Buy Oct 2014 Issue
Bad Arthropods
by Dirk M. Elston, MD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

Identify treatment methods for managing patients affected by common anthropoid bites.

Botanical Dermatology
by Daniel M. Siegel, MD interviewed by Xiaolong (Alan) Zhou MD

Identify commonly used alternative therapies and botanical products in treatment of dermatologic conditions.

Botanical Dermatology Bonus Track
by Daniel M. Siegel, MD interviewed by Xiaolong (Alan) Zhou MD


Syphilis in the 21st Century
by Kenneth A. Katz, MD interviewed by Jason P. Lott, MD, MHS, MSHP

Identify the appropriate first laboratory test to diagnosis syphilis.

Differentiate between Benzathine penicillin G (Bicillin L-A), and Benzathine-procaine penicillin (Bicillin C-R) and identify which one is appropriate in the treatment of syphilis.

Buy Sep 2014 Issue
Evaluation of Hair Loss
by Eleanor Knopp, MD interviewed by Christine Warren, MD

Identify the elements of a review of systems to evaluate alopecia. 

Evaluation of Hair Loss Bonus Track
by Eleanor Knopp, MD interviewed by Christine Warren, MD
Hair and Scalp Dermoscopy
by Antonella Tosti, MD interviewed by Jacquelyn Dosal, MD

Describe the appropriate role of utilizing a dermatoscope in diagnosing the type of alopecia.

Alopecia in Women
by Jerry Shapiro, MD interviewed by Rhonda Klein, MD

Identify strategies for accurately diagnosing alopecia (a full inquiry of pattern of hair loss, medication conditions, family history, as well as physical examination and laboratory tests) 

Buy Aug 2014 Issue
Cutaneous Lupus and Dermatomyositis Management
by Jennie Clarke, MD interviewed by Warren Heymann, MD

  • Identify triggers that contribute to cutaneous aspects of lupus and dermatomyositis.
  • Educate patients about triggers that contribute to cutaneous lupus and dermatomyositis and preventive strategies.

Sarcoidosis
by Joseph C. English, III, MD interviewed by Michael P. Heffernan, MD

List the recommended tests needed to identify which organ systems are involved in patients with sarcoidosis.

Sclerosing Skin Conditions
by Heidi Tewich Jacobe, MD interviewed by Todd Schlesinger, MD

Describe the clinical, histological, and laboratory characteristics of sclerosing skin conditions.

Buy Jul 2014 Issue
Dermatologic Care for Immigrants and Refugees
by Casey Anderson Carlos, MD, PhD interviewed by Christine Ko, MD

Delineate the diseases/conditions which are more prevalent among immigrant and refugee populations such as hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, human T-lymphotropic virus type I, parasitemia, and schistosomiasis. 

Diet, Inflammation, and the Skin
by Christine DeWitt, MD interviewed by Lynda S. Kauls, MD

Identify the role of diet and dietary supplements such as, a reduced gluten diet, increased dairy consumption, omega-3 fatty acids, and probiotics that contribute to the health of a patient’s skin.

Acne Scarring and Treatment
by Murad Alam, MD interviewed by Mary C. Martini, MD

Identify the preferred method of treatment for acne scars including: rolling scars, ice pick scars, and both shallow and deep boxcar scars.

Buy Jun 2014 Issue
Connective Tissue Diseases
by Nicole M. Fett, MD interviewed by Lynda S. Kauls, MD

 

List the underlying conditions associated with connective tissue diseases including dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, and morphea.

Onychomycosis and Nail Psoriasis
by Adam Rubin, MD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

Consider utilizing diagnostic testing for onychomycosis and nail psoriasis.

The Rise of Dermatology Hospitalists
by Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

Identify benefits of serving as a hospitalist. 

Buy May 2014 Issue
Early Diagnosis of Melanoma
by Darrell S. Rigel, MD interviewed by Jane Yoo, MD

 

Identify patient populations that are most at risk for melanoma.

Recognize the benefit of baseline imaging to assist with early detection of melanoma.

Prevention of Melanoma
by Debjani Sahni, MD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

Advise patients on how to use sunscreen and identify which types of sunscreens reduce the risk of melanoma.

New Therapies for Advanced Melanoma
by Delphine Lee, MD, PhD interviewed by Christine J. Ko, MD

Identify the benefits and risks of new therapeutics available to treat advanced melanoma.

Buy Apr 2014 Issue
Acne and Rosacea – We Can Do Better
by Joshua Zeichner, MD interviewed by Jim Del Rosso, MD

Describe a combination therapy approach in treating the various stages of acne.

Cutaneous Infections and Skin Care
by Clay J. Cockerell, MD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

Describe strategies to develop treatment plans that avoid the use of antibiotics

Endocrine, Metabolic, and Depositional Diseases
by Paolo Romanelli, MD interviewed by Franco Rongioletti, MD

 

Describe cutaneous manifestations of mucinosis, amyloidosis, endocrinological disease, and diabetes. 

Buy Mar 2014 Issue
Complications in Decorative Tattoos
by Michi Shinohara, MD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

Identify complications associated with decorative tattoos including: bacterial infections, staph infections, irritant reactions, and non-tuberculosis mycobacterial infections.

Ergonomics
by Christine Liang, MD interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

Identify ergonomic modifications for the office which can decrease repetitive stress injuries.

Skin Manifestations of HIV
by Erin H Amerson, MD interviewed by Rhonda Klein, MD

 

Identify the skin manifestations of HIV including: methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections, lipodystrophy, dysplasia, warts, and anal intraepithelial neoplasia.

Buy Feb 2014 Issue
Psychodermatology and Optimizing Patient/Physician Interactions
by John Y. M. Koo, MD interviewed by Mary Martini, MD

 

Identify communication strategies to refer psychocutaneous patients to a mental healthcare professional.

Cosmetic Strategies: Erythema, Pigmentation, and Wrinkles
by Mary Lupo, MD interviewed by Diane S. Berson, MD

Identify cosmetic treatments to use in conjunction with medical management for conditions such as erythema, pigmentation disorders, and wrinkles.

Update on the Treatment of Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma
by John Zic, MD interviewed by Laura McGirt, MD

Identify factors to consider when comparing and contrasting various topical, systemic, and phototherapy treatment options for cutaneous T cell lymphoma.  

Buy Jan 2014 Issue
Roundtable on Melanoma
by Darrel S. Rigel, MD, Ashfaq Marghoob, MD, Merrick Ross, MD, and Whitney A. High, MD interviewed by Edward H. Yob, DO

 

Identify recent advances in melanoma testing such as genetic marker and immunostain testing.

List strategies to improve communication with the dermatopathologist

Update on Skin Cancer
by John Carucci, MD, PhD interviewed by Jane Yoo, MD

Identify factors involved in the classification high and low risk squamous cell carcinomas.

Buy Dec 2013 Issue
Cutaneous Issues in Pediatric Oncology
by Jennifer Huang, MD interviewed by Warren Heymann, MD

Recognized the signs of malignant lesions in pediatric patients.

Evaluating Quality of Life
by Suephy Chen, MD interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

List the standardized tools available to assessment a patient’s quality of life.

Delineate the benefits of utilizing a standardized instrument to assess patients’ quality of life.

Reexamining Total Body Skin Cancer Screening
by Laura K. Ferris, MD, PhD interviewed by Lynda Kauls, MD

Delineate the benefits of performing routine full body skin cancer screenings

Buy Nov 2013 Issue
Aspects of Beauty
by James Spencer, MD interviewed by Zoe Diana Draelos, MD

Describe the principles of symmetry and the golden ratio with regards to aspects of beauty.

Obsession with Perfection: Body Dysmorphic Disorder
by Neelam Vashi, MD interviewed by Steven Shama, MD

 

Identify characteristics of body dysmorphia and the appropriate steps to refer the patient to a healthcare professional.

Vulvar Disease: What Do We Know
by Lynette J. Margesson, MD interviewed by F. William Danby, MD

 

Describe methods to incorporate questions about vulvar conditions in dermatologic screenings.

Buy Oct 2013 Issue
Diagnosing Neuropathies with the Skin Biopsy
by Deon Wolpowitz, MD interviewed by Rhonda Klein, MD

 

Identify indications/contraindications for the use of skin biopsies in the diagnosis of neuropathies.

Medical Therapeutics in Acne
by Steven Cohen, MD, MPH interviewed by Jane Yoo, MD

 

Recognize the benefits and risks of higher dosages when using isotretinoin to treat cystic acne. 

Identify the absolute contraindication for prescribing isotretinoin with a combined oral contraceptive.

Skin Cancers in Organ Transplant Recipients
by Tom Stasko, MD interviewed by Edward H. Yob, DO

 

Describe methods to detect, diagnose, and manage skin cancer in organ transplant recipients on immunosuppressive therapy.

Buy Sep 2013 Issue
Nanodermatology
by Adam J. Friedman, MD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

 

Identify the key developments in nanotechnology for the diagnosis and treatment of skin disease and the maintenance of skin health.

Dermatologic Manifestations of New Oncology Drugs
by Mario E. Lacouture, MD interviewed by Jeremy Moss, MD

 

Identify preventive measures to avoid cutaneous reactions to chemotherapy.

Enhancing Observational Skills
by Irwin M. Braverman, MD interviewed by Lynda S. Kauls, MD

 

Describe how visual training can improve observational skills.

Buy Aug 2013 Issue
Everything You Wanted To Know About Coding But Were Too Afraid To Ask
by Scott Dinehart, MD interviewed by Allan S. Wirtzer, MD

Identify the appropriate codes and modifiers to use when billing for common office visits such as repairs, biopsies, and cryotherapy.

Perceptions of Dermatology in the House of Medicine
by Lisa A. Garner, MD interviewed by Steve Shama, MD

 

Identify negative perceptions of dermatology as a specialty and discuss strategies for counteracting these perceptions.

Technology Working For You
by Karen McKoy, MD, MPH and Craig Burkhart, MD interviewed by Carrie L. Kovarik, MD

 

Recognize the best mobile applications that can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic conditions.

Buy Jul 2013 Issue
Neonatal Dermatology
by Lawrence A. Schachner, MD interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

 

Identify neonatal dermatoses through the use of a differential diagnosis and a variety of bedside tests such as Tzanck preparation, Wright’s stain and Giemsa stain. 

Merkel Cell Carcinoma
by Paul Nghiem, MD interviewed by Rhonda Klein, MD

 

Delineate the causes of Merkel cell carcinoma and methods of diagnosis, tracking, and treatment.

Military Dermatology
by Chad Hivnor, MD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

 

Develop a treatment plan incorporating appropriate  laser treatments to increase function in contraction scars resulting from burns.

 

Recognize the clinical manifestations of leishmaniasis.

Buy Jun 2013 Issue
Warts Part 2
by Stephen Tyring, MD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

 

Recognize clinical manifestations of human papillomaviruses and the available therapies and preventions of human papillomaviruses.

Social Media and Managing Your Online Reputation
by Jeffery Benabio, MD interviewed by Stephen Stone, MD

 

Evaluate Internet physician rating sites and social media and recognize effective means of responding to defamatory comments on the Internet. 

Outpatient Radiotherapy: Back to the Future
by Armand Cognetta, MD interviewed by Marguerite Thew, MD

 

Identify the appropriate population and risk factors when treating patients with radiotherapy.

Buy May 2013 Issue
New Thoughts on Melanoma Histology
by Clay J. Cockerell, MD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

Recognize the histologic factors used in the staging of melanoma.     

Recognize fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) can be used as a diagnostic tool to distinguish benign from malignant lesions.

What's New in Melanoma Biology?
by Lynn Cornelius, MD interviewed by Michael Heffernan, MD

Recognize treatment options for  BRAF mutation positive tumors.

Skin Cancer Prevention
by Maryam Asgari, MD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

Identify strategies to treat actinic keratoses as a mechanism  to prevent skin cancer.

Buy Apr 2013 Issue
Unbalanced Life of a Physician
by Suzanne Olbricht, MD interviewed by Steven Shama, MD

 

Recognize sources of stress in their work environment and develop a plan to manage daily stressors.

Cosmeceuticals and Skin of Color
by Zoe Diana Draelos, MD interviewed by Rhonda Klein, MD

Recognize the uses and side effects of hydroquinone towards pigmentation treatment.

Warts Part 1
by Stephen Tyring,MD, PhD interviewed by Maurice Thew, MD

 

Identify and select appropriate treatment for various types of warts, including, human papillomavirus, verruca vulgaris, plantar warts, and genital warts.

Buy Mar 2013 Issue
Actinic Keratoses
by Gary Goldenberg, MD interviewed by Michael Heffernan, MD

 

Recognize the benefits and drawbacks associated with the variety of treatment options for actinic keratoses.

Photodynamic Therapy
by Nellie Konnikov, MD interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

Recognize photodynamic therapy options for the control of actinic keratoses, and applications to other lesions and dermatoses.

Neurofibromatosis
by Lu Le, MD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

Identify methods to accurately distinguish neurofibromatosis, a common genetic disorder, from other conditions, and identify appropriate management options.

Buy Feb 2013 Issue
Morphea
by Heidi Jacobe, MD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

Differentiate between the clinical subsets of morphea and identify appropriate first-line therapy.

Clinical Mimickers in Pediatric Dermatology
by Dawn Davis, MD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

 

Differentiate dermatologic conditions with similar presentations in the pediatric patient.

Keratoacanthoma
by Desiree Ratner, MD interviewed by Christine J. Ko, MD

 

Describe indications for the use of treatment options for patients with keratoacanthoma.

Buy Jan 2013 Issue
Venous Insufficiency and Leg Ulcers
by Robert Kirsner, MD interviewed by Lynda Kauls, MD

Develop an appropriate treatment/management plan for leg ulcers caused by Venous Insufficiency.

Cutaneous Granulomas
by Misha Rosenbach, MD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

List the cause of cutaneous granulomas.

Fungal Infections In The Hospitalized Patient
by Lindy Fox, MD interviewed by Christine J. Ko, MD

 

Use morphology as a guide to diagnosing fungal infections in patients.

Buy Dec 2012 Issue
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
by Dirk M. Elston, MD interviewed by Maurice A. Thew, MD

Recognize abscess drainage is an effective treatment for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Avoid over prescription of antibiotics in cases where drainage may be effective treatment of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Iatrogenic Immunosuppression
by Peggy Wu, MD interviewed by Christine J. Ko, MD

Identify vaccinations that are safe for immunosuppressed patients to avoid risk of infection.

Vaccines (Part 2)
by Stephen Trying, MD interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

Identify the patient population that would most benefit from the herpes zoster vaccine and offer vaccination

Buy Nov 2012 Issue
Vaccines (Part I)
by Stephen Tyring, MD interviewed by Gary Brauner, MD

 

List the strains of human papillomavirus that are protected by the quadrivalent HPV vaccine.

Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
by Benjamin Chong, MD interviewed by Stuart Brown, MD

 

Manage patients that present with cutaneous lupus erythematosus, including screening for exacerbating medications such as thiazides and calcium-channel blockers.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
by Whitney High, MD interviewed by Warren Heymann, MD

 

Recognize variations in presentation of sexually transmitted diseases, such as chancroid and syphilis.  

Buy Oct 2012 Issue
Acne Syndromes
by Gerd Plewig, MD interviewed by Jeremy Moss, MD

 

Recognize and appropriately manage patients with acne resulting from syndromes such as polycysticovary syndrome and congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

Determine the appropriateness of referring patients with acne syndromes for genetic counseling.  

Errors in Dermatology
by Stephen Helms, MD interviewed by Eliot Mostow, MD

Restate examples of medical errors in dermatologic practice.

Develop systematic strategies, such as checklists to reduce medical errors in dermatologic practice.

Pediatric Drug Eruptions
by John Browning, MD interviewed by Warren Heymann, MD

Differentiate between minor and severe drug reactions such as urticaria multiforme and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and determine appropriate intervention.