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.
Chen LL, Wei EX, Ma F, Keri J, Hu S. Rates of Dermoscopy Use for Melanoma Diagnosis in the Miami VA Medical Center. JAMA Dermatol. Published online March 08, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.6025