AJMC: Dr. Art Papier on How Project IMPACT Aims to Reduce Racial Disparities in Dermatology

The lack of racial representation in dermatology education has been a problem for years, despite experts and students wanting to do better, said Art Papier, MD, dermatologist, CEO, VisualDx at the 2022 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting.

Key takeaways:

  • A skin rash could be a clue to a serious systemic disease and infectious disease. If the physician cannot recognize that clue, then there’s going to be real gaps in diagnosis.
  • Many medical textbooks and resources of the last 100 years have used imagery of disease in White skin.
  • VisualDx has been aware of racism in medicine and have been collecting imagery of disease in people of all colors for more than 20 years.

Watch the entire interview here.


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