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The Web-Based Illustrated Clinical Dermatology Glossary (Out of Print)

Published: June 21, 2007 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.462

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As many standard medical dictionaries often lack entries for many terms and conditions encountered in dermatology and dermatopathology, we have created a web-based, illustrated, clinical dermatology glossary as an adjunct to the current medical school curriculum at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. This interactive, learner-friendly glossary supports the self-directed education of medical students as well as residents and physicians who are looking for clear, precise definitions of common dermatology and dermatopathology terms and conditions. A left-hand navigation bar allows for easy access to the table of contents. Definitions include basic information regarding pathogenesis, histology, clinical presentation, and treatment/prognosis (where clinically applicable). Clinical images, histological images, and/or computer-generated interactive schematics are also provided. The basic elements of a dermatological differential diagnosis are taught through the cross-linking of clinically similar terms and conditions. Course directors may use this resource to supplement current curricula and support a standardized dermatology curriculum.

Author Information

  • Timothy Berger: University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
  • Judith Hong: University of California: San Francisco: School of Medicine
  • Sadia Saeed: University of California: San Francisco: School of Medicine
  • Shanthi Colaco: University of California: San Francisco: School of Medicine
  • Matthew Tsang: University of California: San Francisco: School of Medicine
  • Richard Kasper: University of California: San Francisco: School of Medicine

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Prior Presentations
Colaco SM, Kasper R, Tsang MW, Berger TG. The web-based illustrated clinical dermatology glossary: a survey of predicted value in medical student dermatology education. Oral presentation at: American American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting; March 2006; San Francisco, CA.


Berger T, Hong J, Saeed S, Colaco S, Tsang M, Kasper R. The web-based illustrated clinical dermatology glossary (out of print). MedEdPORTAL. 2007;3:462. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.462