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Research Letter
March 8, 2017

Rates of Dermoscopy Use for Melanoma Diagnosis in the Miami VA Medical Center

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
  • 2Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Dermatol. Published online March 8, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.6025

In the past 25 years, dermoscopy has had a major impact on the diagnosis of cutaneous lesions. Adequate dermoscopy training can be cost-effective and reduce melanoma-associated morbidity and mortality.1 Since 2006, dermatoscopes have been provided to incoming dermatology residents at the University of Miami as a part of the training curriculum in addition to didactic dermoscopy training by a pigmented lesion expert.

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