Inpatient Skin Biopsy Team: Improving Resident Proficiency of a Routine Family Medicine Procedure

Researcher: Arika Boswell, MD

Research focus: Per ACGME, Family Medicine (FM) residents should have “training in common dermatologic procedures”; FM trained physicians should feel comfortable performing these routinely, including skin biopsy. Proficiency in skin biopsy requires opportunity for education and training. Sea Mar Family Medicine Residency Program has a graduation requirement of at least 3 supervised skin biopsies. In years past, graduates from this program have had difficulty meeting this requirement.