My interview with Dr. Henry Docherty, a family physician that specializes in dermatology and skin cancer, has given me a much more informed idea of what it’s like to be a dermatologist. Much of the wisdom that I have acquired from him can be condensed into these three pieces of advice:

  1. When choosing a career that involves working outside of a regularly scheduled time, it is important to consider the impact that it will have on your family and loved ones.

 

  1. One of the most difficult aspects of working within the medical field is being able to translate information from textbook scenarios and implement your knowledge and skills into a real, unpredictable situation.

 

  1. There will always be parts of your career that you will not enjoy, so it is important to remember the reasons why you chose to pursue that career and realize that every job comes with difficult or boring tasks.