Medical schools must negotiate priorities when deciding specialty representation in curricula. Thus, some specialties including dermatology are often given limited consideration or representation. Even though skin conditions are a leading cause of disease burden worldwide in terms of prevalence and morbidity,1 we perceived that dermatology was not widely included in medical school curricula. Additionally, previous investigations of medical schools’ dermatology education are limited in both quantity and design.2 Patients often present to nondermatologists, who may not know how to diagnose and treat dermatologic conditions. Thus, a lack of basic dermatologic knowledge may cause delays for patients in receiving high-quality dermatology care. We aimed to survey the current status of dermatologic education in US medical schools.
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Cahn BA, Harper HE, Halverstam CP, Lipoff JB. Current Status of Dermatologic Education in US Medical Schools. JAMA Dermatol. 2020;156(4):468–470. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2020.0006
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