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Practical Dermatology Overview & Location

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This Year's Course was a Success! 


Hosted by University of Utah Department of Dermatology, the 12th annual Practical Dermatology for Primary Care Course will take place both in-person and virtually on Friday, October 7. The event will be held in the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) in the Alumni Hall and Atrium Space on the second floor. We will have a provided box lunch along with refreshments included with your registration.

This year's theme is "The Only Dermatology Course You'll Ever Need." The lecture topics will offer guidance on avoiding misdiagnosis potholes, managing the curves of treatment plans, and steering patients toward good skin health.

This one-day CME course provides reputable and practical information concerning diagnosis and management of common skin disorders to primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.

One of our Department’s educational missions is to provide outreach to all health care providers who deal with patient skin problems in the primary care setting. A key component of this effort has been the establishment of a one day CME course entitled Practical Dermatology For Primary Care that has been held annually during the spring in the University of Utah School of Medicine over the past 11 years. This course has been received very warmly by its attendees.


To provide reputable and practical information concerning diagnosis and management of common skin disorders to primary care physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.


This course is designed primarily for people that have not taken this course before.  It is for family medicine and general internal medicine physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners interested in an up-to-date review of current dermatology topics.


As a result of attending this activity, a person in the audience should:

  1. Be able to more accurately diagnose and manage common dermatologic disorders encountered in patients seen in a primary care setting.
  2. Be able to perform basic skin biopsy and suturing techniques within the scope of the primary care setting.
  3. Be able to better employ different skin biopsy techniques.
  4. Be able to better interpret and apply the reported results of skin biopsies.
  5. Be able to better understand how skin biopsy findings can be interpreted differently by board-certified dermatopathologists and other pathologists.
  6. More easily recognize when patients are good candidates for referral.
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