The state of Vermont has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer, and in particular melanoma, in the entire country. In fact, melanoma is the fifth most common cancer diagnosed in Vermont. The purpose of this project is to determine the impact of skin cancer on the state of Vermont and to develop a patient-centered educational brochure in which to educate patients on skin cancer and ways to prevent it. Through interviews with subject experts it is clear that one of the best ways to prevent skin cancer is through education. The informational brochure on skin health met a need in the family medicine clinic. Moreover, a survey was created to determine patients’ knowledge on the topic of skin cancer as well as to determine the effectiveness of the brochure. Finally, an abbreviated version of the brochure as well as a skin lesion history and description form was created for the electronic medical record.
Hinesburg Family Medicine, University of Vermont Medical Center
Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Vermont, Sunscreen, Cancer, Tanning
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Loyal, Jameson T., "Skin Cancer Prevention" (2016). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 135.