Mobile Apps for Professional Dermatology Education: An Objective Review

Eileen Hu, Nadiya Chuchvara, Mahin Alamgir, Babar Rao
2020 Cutis  
Mobile dermatology applications (apps) created for the purpose of educating students and trainees present convenient supplemental learning opportunities. Before these apps can be widely utilized, there must be a method to assess educational objectives, quality, comprehensiveness of content, evidence-based accuracy, userfriendly design, and potential for bias. Herein, an established rubric was used to conduct a graded review of apps spanning general dermatology, skin cancer, and cosmetics, with
more » ... nd cosmetics, with an additional emphasis on affordability and accessibility for the user. • Mobile applications (apps) are a convenient way to learn dermatology, but there is no objective method to assess their quality. • To determine which apps are most useful for education, we performed a graded review of dermatology apps targeted to students and residents. • By applying a rubric to 36 affordable apps, we identified 18 (50%) with adequate teaching value.
doi:10.12788/cutis.0127 fatcat:d37akjctbfetjktcbfrmgey3uq