Title

Continuing patient care to underserved communities and medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic through a teledermatology student-run clinic

UMMS Affiliation

School of Medicine

Publication Date

2021-06-07

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Dermatology | Infectious Disease | Medical Education | Pediatrics | Telemedicine | Virus Diseases

Abstract

A virtual pediatric dermatology student-run clinic was initiated during the COVID-19 pandemic, when in-person educational opportunities were limited. The clinic's aim is to provide high-quality dermatologic care to a diverse, underserved pediatric patient population while teaching trainees how to diagnose and manage common skin conditions. In our initial eight sessions, we served 37 patients, predominantly those with skin of color, and had a low no-show rate of 9.8%. This report describes the general structure of the clinic, goals, and the patient population to provide an overview of our educational model for those interested in similar efforts.

Keywords

dermatology, education, pediatric, student clinic, teledermatology, underserved communities, COVID-19

DOI of Published Version

10.1111/pde.14653

Source

Linggonegoro D, Rrapi R, Ashrafzadeh S, McCormack L, Bartenstein D, Hazen TJ, Kempf A, Kim EJ, Moore K, Sanchez-Flores X, Song H, Huang JT, Hussain S. Continuing patient care to underserved communities and medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic through a teledermatology student-run clinic. Pediatr Dermatol. 2021 Jun 7. doi: 10.1111/pde.14653. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34101255. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Pediatric dermatology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

34101255

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