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Dear Rose

The Dear Rose column from the Women’s Dermatologic Society Academic Dermatology Committee, ​is intended to answer anonymous questions submitted from members regarding their careers in academic dermatology. Named for Dr. Rose Hirschler, the first female medical dermatologist to graduate in the United States, it is a forum to promote friendly answers about topics of concern or interest to the membership as if coming from a dear friend.

Questions and answers will be published below and occasionally in the monthly WDS Newsletter. 


January 2022: Does an Academic Career Provide Flexibility and Support for Working Parents?  

February 2022: Are There Specific Things I Should Negotiate For in Academics?  



To submit a Question,  please email with "Dear Rose" in the subject line.

*Submitted questions will be viewed by one member of WDS staff. Questions will be anonymous to the Academic Dermatology Committee and all members.