Goals and objectives
The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of patients with pigmented lesions. After completing this module, the learner should be able to:
- Identify morphologic features of different types of nevi.
- Apply concepts of “signature nevus” and “ugly duckling” sign to the evaluation of pigmented lesions.
- Provide patient education about sun protection and skin self-examinations.
- Recognize when to refer patients with pigmented lesions to a dermatologist.
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