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Course Review

International Dermoscopy Course for Plastic Surgeons

Berner, Juan Enrique, MD, MRCS*†; Kyriazidis, Ioannis, MD, MSc, BSc(Hons)

doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001601
Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts

Dermoscopy is a physical examination technique that combines the use of illumination and magnification, provided by a handheld device, to scrutinize skin lesions. Its use increases the diagnostic accuracy for the trained operator, providing more information for making better decisions for the management of skin cancer. The “International Dermoscopy Course for Plastic Surgeons” aims to train plastic surgery trainees and consultants in the use of this technique. This 1-day, lecture-based course is held 4 times a year in the city of Oxford, United Kingdom, at a cost of £250 (US $340). This article intends to provide a review of this course.

From the *Queen Victoria Hospital. East Grinstead;

Kellogg College, University of Oxford. Oxford; and

Southmead Hospital. Bristol, United Kingdom.

Received June 9, 2018, and accepted for publication, after revision July 3, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Reprints: Juan Enrique Berner, MD, MRCS, Queen Victoria Hospital, Holtye Rd, East Grinstead, RH19 3DZ United Kingdom. E-mail:

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