Dermatology residents’ perspectives on virtual dermatopathology education.

Publication date: Mar 28, 2024

Dermatopathology education accounts for 30% of U. S. dermatology residency training. The COVID-19 pandemic expedited the implementation of virtual dermatopathology in place of traditional microscopy for resident education. This study examined U. S. dermatology residents’ perceptions of virtual dermatopathology, as research in this area is lacking. An anonymous, confidential, institutional review board-approved survey was electronically distributed to U. S. dermatology residents consisting of 16 questions comparing attitudes towards virtual and traditional dermatopathology education. Responses were nā€‰=ā€‰59. Statistical analysis was performed using SAS software. Participants believe virtual imaging is superior to conventional microscopy in schedule flexibility (96. 6% vs. 1. 7%, pā€‰

Concepts Keywords
Confidential dermatology residents
Dermatopathology dermatopathology training
Education resident perspectives
Pandemic virtual dermatopathology


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19 pandemic

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