Directions in Residency


Current issue: Winter 2014

  • 'Tis (always) the season — to be networking
  • Boards’ Fodder: Drug Eruptions
  • New board prep session for residents at 2015 Annual Meeting

Access PDFs of previous issues in the archives, or read past articles in the Directions article library.

Mark your calendar

Join the Academy at the 73rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco, March 20 - 24!

Discounted registration opens for residents and fellows Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at 12 p.m. (CT).

To view photos from AAD annual meetings, visit the Academy's Flickr page. To view only resident photos, browse the Resident Collection.

Directions in Residency is published quarterly by the American Academy of Dermatology. The publication includes features that will help you make the most of your residency experience and prepare you for the next stages of your career.

Want to write a feature for Directions?  Email Dean Monti, managing editor,with your ideas!

Additional resources


The Basement Membrane Zone video lecture

A free, 3D animated video lecture.


Boards' Fodder archive

Study for ABD exam with boards study charts.

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Basic Dermatology Curriculum

A collection of learning modules, clinical vignettes, and quizzes.


JAAD Case Reports

This online journal dedicated to publishing case reports is accepting manuscripts.

Race for the Case

Make your diagnosis for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card!

DSAP for residents

The DSAP for residents offers 45 self assessment questions.