The use of video-based assessment in evaluating surgical skills and safety of dermatology residents offers an avenue for more comprehensive clinical feedback, which may help to improve surgical skills and reduce the risk for unsafe practices, according to research from a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Researchers sought to demonstrate the applicability of video-based assessment in providing dermatology residents with feedback on surgical technical skills and unsafe surgical practices. In total, 12 residents (8 women) were recruited and separated by postgraduate year (PGY); 4 were PGY-2, 5 were PGY-3, and 3 were PGY-4.

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