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.
- 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.