Become a Derm In-Review Advisory Council (DIRAC) Member – Derm In-Review

Call for Applications: Join the Derm In-Review Advisory Council (DIRAC)

The Derm In-Review Advisory Council (DIRAC) is a diverse group of top-performing dermatology residents, fellows, and early career dermatologists who serve as content reviewers and subject-matter experts. They contribute their knowledge and time to ensure Derm In-Review remains the #1 study tool of choice for dermatology residents.

The Derm In-Review Advisory Council is led by Dr. Adam Friedman, Professor, Residency Program Director, and Chair of Dermatology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Dr. Steven Daveluy, Professor and Program Director at Wayne State Dermatology. Known for their forward-thinking approach to dermatology education and their desire to support the next generation of dermatologists, Drs. Friedman and Daveluy are constantly spearheading innovative ways to increase emphasis on educational outcomes and serve as exemplary role models for dermatology residents.

With Drs. Friedman’s and Daveluy’s guidance, Derm In-Review Advisory Council members help evaluate and choose content for our study tools and resources to reflect the most robust and up-to-date content all dermatology residents should know. Furthermore, DIRAC members are offered career development opportunities through other Derm In-Review media partners including Next Steps in Derm, the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD), the Skin of Color Update, and the ODAC conference. Examples of these additional career development opportunities are:

  • Onsite correspondent role at MedscapeLIVE! conferences including but not limited to Skin of Color Update, ODAC, and Pigmentary Disorders Exchange Symposium
  • Paid medical writer assignments for Derm In-Review’s mentoring site Next Steps in Derm
  • Direct access to renowned thought leaders in the field to conduct interviews on trending dermatology topics
  • Participate in resident-focused sessions at the Skin of Color Update and ODAC conferences
  • Priority acceptance for Resident Scholarships at MedcapeLIVE! conferences

All DIRAC members receive recognition and credit in all Derm In-Review publications and sponsored events and are welcome to cite their contributions in their CVs.

How does someone become a Derm In-Review Advisory Council member?

Residents towards their second year of residency are welcome to submit an application along with:

  • CV
  • Letter of Interest
  • Letter of good standing from residency and/or fellowship program (mandatory for resident and fellow positions)

Once applications have been reviewed, selected candidates are asked to complete a DIR exercise aimed at testing their knowledge and skills writing exam practice questions. The final selection of new members is completed by Drs. Adam Friedman and Steven Daveluy.

What type of commitment is expected from a DIRAC member?
Members are asked to serve for a two-year term and complete a minimum of 5 projects per year in order to maintain their status. On an occasional basis, members are eligible to receive honoraria for completing certain projects that may require a more extensive time commitment. Failure to complete the minimum required projects will result in removal from the council.

If you’d like to become a member of the Derm In-Review Advisory Council, gain visibility within the field while expanding your educational experience and your professional profile, fill out your application below.

Derm In-Review Advisory Council Member Application for the 2024 - 2026

  • If you’d like to become a member of the Derm In-Review Advisory Council, gain visibility within the field while expanding your educational experience and your professional profile, complete the application below.

    Application Dates and Available Positions for 2024-2026 Term

    Application Period: May 27th, 2024 to June 10th, 2024

    New Members Appointed by: July 1st, 2024

    Selected members will be appointed by July 1st and serve from July 1st, 2024 through June 30th, 2026.

    Available Positions
    Second Year Dermatology Resident: Second year of residency by July 1st, 2024 - 4 positions available
    Third Year Dermatology Resident: Third year of residency by July 1st, 2024 - 4 positions available
    Fellow: Dermatology residents starting a fellowship in 2024 - 2 positions available
    Early Career Dermatologist 1-3 years in practice - 3 positions available

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