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Feb 11, 2021

Mobile applications are useful to educate medical students and trainees; however, there is no objective method to assess their quality. Vincent A. DeLeo, MD, talks to Babar Rao, MD, about determining the usefulness and credibility of dermatology educational apps including factors such as affordability, accuracy, and ease of use. “I think we will be dependent on digital learning, so the only way to really move forward is to get involved. ... I think we have to get involved and make sure that what is available on these digital educational portals is also as relevant or as accurate as our printed material,” Dr. Rao notes. They also discuss the shortcomings found in such apps, such as conflicts of interest and glitches in software performance.


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Host: Vincent A. DeLeo, MD (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)

Guest: Babar Rao, MD (Center for Dermatology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, N.J., and the department of dermatology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York)

Disclosures: Dr. DeLeo is a consultant for Estée Lauder.  Dr. Rao reports no conflict of interest.

Show notes by: Allegra Sparta, Melissa Sears

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