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October 2002

Problem-Based Learning: An Approach to Dermatology Resident Education

Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(10):1299-1302. doi:10.1001/archderm.138.10.1299

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.—Plutarch's adage

DERMATOLOGY IS A profession that requires the lifelong ability to work through unique and challenging patient problems. The field is subjected constantly to new information, new concepts, new techniques, and new problems. Many facts learned during medical school or residency are no longer useful in practice because they are obsolete or incorrect.1 Regardless of the type of practice, the dermatologist must continue to learn throughout life to be effective, relevant, and safe.

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