Representation of Fitzpatrick skin phototype in dermatology surgical textbooks.
Given the importance of skin of color (SoC) representation in dermatologic education and training, this study quantified representation of Fitzpatrick skin phototypes (FST) in core dermatology surgery textbooks. Images within Surgery of the Skin: Procedural Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, and Facial Reconstruction after Mohs Surgery were categorized according to the Fitzpatrick skin phototype (FST) depicted and the dermatologic surgery topic addressed. 1501 images were analyzed, with only 5.6% of the images categorized as FST IV-VI representing SoC. Several topics (11/29, 37.9%) identified did not include images with SoC. Increasing access to high-quality images of SoC can enhance appreciation of various skin conditions, especially those predominant in SoC, by dermatologic trainees and clinicians.
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Porras Fimbres, D. C., Jacobs, J., Diamond, C., Rundle, C. W., Rodriguez-Homs, L., Presley, C., & Stamey, C. (2023). Representation of Fitzpatrick skin phototype in dermatology surgical textbooks. Archives of dermatological research, 10.1007/s00403-023-02667-6. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00403-023-02667-6
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Fellows and Residents, Fellows and Residents