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This article is the author's final version published in JAAD International, Volume 11, June 2023, Pg. 106 - 111.

The published version is available at Copyright © 2023 by the American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc.


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.

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