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Evidence-Based Dermatology: Original Contribution
March 2003

Assessing Evidence-Based Dermatology and Evidence-Based Internal Medicine Curricula in US Residency Training Programs—Editor's Comment

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Copyright 2003 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2003

Arch Dermatol. 2003;139(3):372. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.3.372

Based on a survey of residency programs in dermatology and internal medicine in the United States, Dellavalle et al observed that 71% of internal medicine programs and 23% of dermatology programs offered dedicated evidence-based training curricula. Dermatology and internal medicine have been more evenly compared in terms of the proportion of health care that is evidence based (http://www.shef.ac.uk /˜scharr/ir/percent.html) and in the reporting of methodology in clinical trials (Bigby M, Stern RS, and Bigby J. An evaluation of method reporting and use in clinical trials in dermatology. Arch Dermatol. 1985;121:1394-1399). The currently reported discrepancy is easily correctable with a little will and effort.