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December 1985

National Survey of Undergraduate Dermatologic Medical Education

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, New York University Medical Center.

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(12):1529-1530. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660120055019

• A survey of dermatology department or section chairmen was conducted to investigate the extent of undergraduate dermatologic training in US medical schools. The median number of required hours of dermatologic training was 14, which represents 0.24% of the overall medical school curriculum time. Required dermatologic training time varied greatly among schools, but most such training occurred in the fourth year of school. Students in 53% of the schools that responded to the survey were not involved in either clinical or basic dermatologic investigative activities.

(Arch Dermatol 1985;121:1529-1530)