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Comment & Response
November 10, 2021

Incorporating Structural Competency Into Dermatologic Curricula—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, University of California San Francisco
  • 2Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
JAMA Dermatol. 2021;157(12):1517. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.1899

In Reply We appreciate the response to our Viewpoint.1 This Viewpoint was a call to action, the beginning of a conversation meant to motivate members of our dermatology workforce to engage in difficult but important discussions that lead to necessary action and change. We enthusiastically agree with Ogwumike and coauthors that structural competency should be a component of dermatology residency curricula. This is an important contextual education for all physicians to have. The University of California San Francisco and the University of Pennsylvania have launched curricula as part of their Skin of Color programs that engage in structural competency education. We encourage all dermatology residency programs to consider adding structural competency to their curricula as well. Thank you for extending this conversation.

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