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.
Patel, Heli; Revankar, Rishab; Valliani, Aly; Revankar, Nikita; Yerigeri, Shivani; Kaskas, Nadine; and Stoff, Benjamin, "Teledermatology in Medical Student, Postgraduate Trainee, and Global Dermatology Education: A Systematic Review" (2023). Student Papers, Posters & Projects. Paper 97.
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