Dermatology 2013

Notes: Kiprono, Samson

Chaula, Baraka

Makwaya, Cyprian

Naafs, Bernard

Masenga, John

eng

England

2013/01/26 06:00

Int J Dermatol. 2013 Feb;52(2):191-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2012.05600.x.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23347306

Author Address: Regional Dermatology Training Center, Moshi, Tanzania. kipsam2@yahoo.com

 

 

Reference Type:  Journal Article

Record Number: 4558Author: Kirby, J. S., Adgerson, C. N. and Anderson, B. E.

Year: 2013

Title: A survey of dermatology resident education in cosmetic procedures

Journal: J Am Acad Dermatol

Volume: 68

Issue: 2

Pages: e23-8

Date: Feb

Short Title: A survey of dermatology resident education in cosmetic procedures

Alternate Journal: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

ISSN: 1097-6787 (Electronic)

0190-9622 (Linking)

DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2011.05.010

Accession Number: 23098638

Keywords: Attitude of Health Personnel

Botulinum Toxins, Type A/administration & dosage

*Clinical Competence

Dermatology/*education

Humans

*Internship and Residency

Laser Therapy/methods

Sclerotherapy/methods

Surgery, Plastic/*education

Abstract: BACKGROUND: The demands for cosmetic procedures are increasing. Dermatologists perform many of these procedures, therefore adequate education and training during residency is important. Surveys demonstrate dermatology residents desire more training even while faculty members believe this has already become a more prominent feature of resident education. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the time and methods dedicated to education and training of cosmetic procedures in dermatology residency. METHODS: A 26-question survey was developed and electronically distributed in May 2010 to dermatology program directors via the Association of Professors of Dermatology list-serve with their approval. Program directors were asked to forward the e-mail to their instructors of cosmetic/procedural dermatology, and chief residents. Responses were anonymous. RESULTS: A total of 86 responses were collected. In all, 67% (n = 54) of respondents had formal lectures focusing on cosmetic dermatology. Lecture topics reported by more than 50% of respondents included botulinum toxin injection, lasers, soft tissue augmentation, chemical peels, and sclerotherapy. Topics such as dermabrasion, liposuction, and scar revision were less commonly taught. The most commonly encountered and performed procedures were botulinum toxin injection and lasers (100%, n = 86); 98.8% (n = 85) encounter soft tissue augmentation and 95.4% (n = 82) encounter both chemical peels and sclerotherapy. Resident experience performing procedures as the first assistant or as the first surgeon varied widely. LIMITATIONS: The limitations of this study are that the data were subjectively reported so results may differ from the true amount of time spent in any activity. The data may be biased by the population that responded as they may have strong opinions supporting or opposing training in cosmetic procedures. The data also may have been skewed by the small percentage of participants who were instructors of cosmetic dermatology (21%), chief residents (20%), and others respondents (8% total). CONCLUSION: The results demonstrate the variability of training in cosmetic procedures. The challenge for programs is to find the balance between insufficiency and overemphasis. The results of this study will hopefully assist programs in determining the quantity and methods of resident training in cosmetic procedures.

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