Vermont primary care practitioners are less likely to have experience diagnosing dark skin tones given that the state population is 94.2% white. Only 4.5% of images in general medicine textbooks and 4-19% of images in dermatology textbooks depicted darker skin. Black patients are significantly less likely to see a dermatologist, which highlights the importance of diagnosis at the primary care office.
UVMMC - Hinesburg
Dermatology, Primary care, Skin of color, Vermont
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Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Dermatology | Diagnosis | Medical Education | Primary Care | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
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