A structured curriculum and procedure clinic to help family medicine residents diagnose and treat skin cancer

Authors

  • Christine Rivet University of Ottawa
  • Farhad Motamedi University of Ottawa
  • Joseph Burns Bruyère Research Institute
  • Douglas Archibald University of Ottawa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.69825

Abstract

Implication Statement

Melanoma is a potentially deadly type of skin cancer that has been increasing in incidence but is curable if found in the early stages. Family physicians are in an ideal situation to examine the skin during routine visits, but studies indicate they are not well trained to detect or treat skin cancers. We piloted a structured, longitudinal, hands-on procedural curriculum to improve family medicine residents’ ability to identify and manage skin cancers. Family medicine residency programs wishing to improve the diagnosis and management of skin cancer by family physicians might consider trialing our structured curriculum and procedure clinic.

Author Biography

Douglas Archibald, University of Ottawa

Director of Research and Innovation, Department of Family Medicine University of Ottawa

Published

2021-07-06

How to Cite

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Rivet C, Motamedi F, Burns J, Archibald D. A structured curriculum and procedure clinic to help family medicine residents diagnose and treat skin cancer. Can. Med. Ed. J [Internet]. 2021 Jul. 6 [cited 2022 Jan. 18];12(6):108-11. Available from: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej/article/view/69825

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