Basic science conferences in residency training: A national survey

Ponciano D Cruz, M. R. Charley, P. R. Bergstresser

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Basic science teaching is an important component of dermatology residency training, and the basic science conference is the major tool utilized by departments of dermatology for its implementation. To characterize the role of basic science conferences in dermatology training, a national survey of chief residents was conducted, Although the survey confirmed that a high value is placed on basic science conferences, a surprising finding was a significant level of dissatisfaction among chief residents, particularly those from university-based programs. Results of the survey have been used to redefine our own objectives in basic science teaching and to propose elements of methodology and curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-419
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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