Residents Round-Up

Research success during residency: Seven useful strategiesUrologic oncology fellow, Ariel Schulman, MD, shares some tips to help residents make research a positive experience.
Irritation in a bottle: Glaucoma and OSDOSD is of significant concern in patients with glaucoma on multiple topical medications. Optimal treatment of this condition with minimizing the intensity as well as with additional pharmacologic treatments for OSD can improve visual acuity and compliance and result in better outcomes both medically and regarding patient satisfaction.
Consider Choice E: Effective learning during residencyUrology resident, Nirmish Singla, MD, goes over some of the ways urologists can stay educated and informed in the infinite and dynamic curriculum that defines the medical field.
Cyclosporine for dry eye associated with anti-PD-1 therapy
Cyclosporine for dry eye associated with anti-PD-1 therapyTopical cyclosporine may be useful for treating dry eyes associated with immunomodulatory agents like nivolumab, which markedly upregulate T cell activation. In caring for patients with ocular side effects associated with cancer treatment, the delivery of proper ophthalmic care is critical.
2016 Resident Writer's Award Winner: 10 tips for TENA 59-year-old otherwise healthy man presented with an acute-onset diffuse rash involving over 90% of his body surface area, including oral, genital, and ocular mucosal involvement. Initial ophthalmic examination was notable for development of extensive corneal epithelial defects in both eyes as well as conjunctival sloughing and pseudomembrane formation.
Top apps for urologistsFrom AUA guidelines to a prostate cancer risk calculator, here are some useful apps recommended by urologists.
Discovering empathy in a place called hellUrology resident, Amy Pearlman, MD, discusses how the experience of helping her mother go through radiation therapy changed how she is able to relate to her patients.
Off the fee-for-service hamster wheel
Urology work force faces gender pay gap, shortage
Urology work force faces gender pay gap, shortageIn this interview, Angela B. Smith, MD, MS, discusses two work force problems in urology, discrepancies in male and female urologist compensation, and solutions for these issues.
Quality improvement: Why residents should get involvedIn this blog post, urology resident Nirmish Singla, MD, discusses the hidden gains that quality improvement initiatives can offer. Read his blog post.

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