General practice trainees' clinical experience of dermatology indicates a need for improved education: A cross-sectional analysis from the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training Study.
Georgina Whiting, Parker Magin, Simon Morgan, Amanda Tapley, Kim Henderson, Chris Oldmeadow, Jean Ball, Mieke van Driel, Neil Spike, Lawrie McArthur, John Scott, Nigel Stocks
Australasian Journal of Dermatology | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Skin conditions are commonly encountered in general practice but dermatology is underrepresented in undergraduate medical courses. Australian and international studies have shown that the dermatological diagnostic ability of general practitioners (GPs) is suboptimal, contributing to increased dermatology outpatient referrals. Dermatological experience in GP vocational training is thus of particular importance. We aimed to document the prevalence of skin disease presentations and the range of skin diseases encountered by GP trainees. We also sought to establish associations of GP trainee's skin disease experience, including their personal characteristics, consultation f..View full abstract