We need better dermatology teaching in medical schools

By Dr Aakriti Gupta and Dr Shyamala C Huilgol

SKIN conditions are amongst the most frequently encountered issues in general practice, accounting for 15% of all consultations.1

Furthermore, skin cancer is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in Australia. Two in three Australians will develop a non-melanoma skin cancer by the age of 70.2

Melanoma is the third most common cancer in Australia amongst both men and women, and is also a leading cause of cancer death