Teledermatology in medical student, postgraduate trainee, and global dermatology education: A systematic review

Heli Patel, Rishab Revankar, Aly Valliani, Nikita Revankar, Shivani Yerigeri, Nadine Kaskas, Benjamin Stoff

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Abstract

Background: In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical students and residents in the U.S. and globally have gained more exposure to teledermatology, both for the purposes of clinical practice and education. Objective: We conducted a systematic review to assess outcomes from teledermatology interventions for dermatology trainees in the U.S. and globally in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews (PRISMA). Methods: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane CENTRAL for articles written in English and published database inception to November 20, 2022. Results: In total, 15 studies met the inclusion criteria. Outcomes reported ranged broadly from resident-provider concordance rates, diagnostic accuracy in comparison to control groups, number of patients seen, and self-reported satisfaction and improvement. Generally, studies indicated high satisfaction rates and improvement in educational outcomes among medical students, residents, and other trainees in the global health setting. Limitations: Because of the heterogeneity of study design and outcomes reported, meta-analysis could not be performed. Conclusion: Teledermatology can be successfully deployed for clinical care and education domestically and in the global health setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-111
Number of pages6
JournalJAAD International
Volume11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2023

Keywords

  • global health
  • international dermatology education
  • teledermatology
  • virtual curriculum

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