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Online learning in a dermatology clerkship: Piloting the new American Academy of Dermatology Medical Student Core Curriculum - 17/07/13

Doi : 10.1016/j.jaad.2013.04.025 
Sarah D. Cipriano, MD, MPH, MS a, Eric Dybbro, BS b, Christy K. Boscardin, PhD c, Kanade Shinkai, MD, PhD, FAAD d, Timothy G. Berger, MD, FAAD d,
a Department of Dermatology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 
b Medical School, University of California, San Francisco, California 
c Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California 
d Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, California 

Reprint requests: Timothy G. Berger, MD, FAAD, Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, 1701 Divisadero St, Suite 4-20, San Francisco, CA 94143-0316.

Abstract

Background

Multiple studies have shown that both current and future primary care providers have insufficient education and training in dermatology. To address the limitations and wide variability in medical student dermatology instruction, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) created a standardized, online curriculum for both dermatology learners and educators.

Objective

We sought to determine the impact of the integration of the AAD online curriculum into a 2-week introductory dermatology clerkship for fourth-year medical students.

Methods

In addition to their clinical duties, we assigned 18 online modules at a rate of 1 to 3 per day. We evaluated knowledge acquisition using a 50-item, multiple-choice pretest and posttest. Postmodule and end-of-course questionnaires contained both closed and open-ended items soliciting students’ perceptions about usability and satisfaction.

Results

All 51 participants significantly improved in their dermatology knowledge (P < .001). The majority of students found the modules easy to navigate (95%) and worth their time (93%). All respondents supported the continuation of the modules as part of the dermatology clerkship.

Limitations

Without a control group who did not experience the online curriculum, we are unable to isolate the specific impact of the online modules on students’ learning.

Conclusion

This study demonstrates the successful integration of this educational resource into a 2-week, university-based dermatology clerkship. Students’ perceptions regarding usability and satisfaction were overwhelmingly positive, suggesting that the online curriculum is highly acceptable to learners. Widespread use of this curriculum may be a significant advancement in standardized dermatology learning for medical students.

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Key words : clerkship, clinical, dermatology, education, medical, medical students, online curriculum, teaching

Abbreviations used : AAD, MSCC, UCSF


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 Funding sources: None.
 Disclosure: Drs Cipriano and Berger were members of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Medical Student Core Curriculum (MSCC) workgroup. As such, they were active in the design and development of the AAD curriculum. Dr Shinkai contributed to the development of some of the content for the MSCC. The creation of the AAD MSCC was a voluntary effort among dermatology educators. Mr Dybbro and Dr Boscardin have no conflicts of interest to declare.


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