Getting Started in Research

Conducting clinical studies can benefit your career and your patients. Here’s how to make it part of your practice.
MedEsthetics July/August 2019

After medical training is complete and you transition into full-time patient care, research often falls by the wayside. But taking part in clinical studies while maintaining your practice can be immensely advantageous. It keeps you on the cutting edge of your specialty by exposing you to the latest tools and treatment options, allows you to further expand your career into publishing and speaking—both of which can increase your professional network—and helps prevent burnout. Plus, you are continually discerning the best ways to deliver care.

Combating Burnout

Medical professionals experience burnout at a higher rate than any other group. But there are steps you can take to prevent and reverse the symptoms.
Combating Burnout

Years before he opened his successful, 40-person-staff private practice in Minnesota, Charles Crutchfield III, MD, experienced a challenging period that, if left unmanaged, could have ended his career in medicine. Practicing with a group of 14 other dermatologists, he had virtually no support staff and was becoming bogged down with mundane, repetitive tasks like filling out prescriptions and doing charts, in addition to seeing patients. It was affecting his morale and making him wonder if there was a better way.But then he had an epiphany.