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Table 1 Table showing the median number of lesions that the students witnessed, split across the 3 cohorts of students for all 16 lesions contained in the UK guidelines

From: Dermatology undergraduate skin cancer training: a disconnect between recommendations, clinical exposure and competence

UK “Recommended lesions” Student cohort 1 (n=16)median exposure Student cohort 2 (n=17) median exposure Student cohort 3 (n=17) median exposure Overall student median exposure n=50 (Range) Percentage of students observing 1 or more example of each lesion Percentage of students observing >3 examples Percentage of students observing >5 examples
Individual lesions “Very Important”        
BCCs 6 2 6 5 (0–11) 98% 70% 42%
SCCs 0 2 1 1 (0–4) 76% 2% 0%
Melanomas 1 0 0 0 (0–2) 38% 0% 0%
Individual lesions “Important”        
Viral warts 0 0 0 0 (0–1) 28% 0% 0%
Epidermoid cysts 0 0 0 0 (0–1) 10% 0% 0%
Melanocytic naevi 1 1 5 2 (0–7) 72% 30% 14%
Seborrhoeic keratoses 6 4 8 6 (1–10) 100% 78% 56%
Solar keratoses 3 4 5 4 (1–7) 100% 60% 12%
Bowen’s disease 1 1 2 1 (0–4) 96% 6% 0%
Dermatofibromas 1 1 1 1 (0–3) 80% 0% 0%
Keratoacanthomas 1 2 0 1 (0–2) 64% 0% 0%
Lipomas 0 0 0 0 (0–1) 6% 0% 0%
Pyogenic granulomas 1 0 1 1 (0–2) 54% 0% 0%
Mycosis fungoides 0 1 0 0 (0–2) 28% 0% 0%
Paget’s disease 0 0 0 0 (0–1) 2% 0% 0%
Cutaneous metastases 0 0 0 0 (0–0) 0% 0% 0%
All 16 lesions        
Total number of lesional diagnoses seen 9/16 8/16 8/16 8 (5–11) 426/800 (53%) Overall Observation Rate 123/800 (15%) 62/800 (8%)
Total number of skin lesions seen 23 18 31 23 (7–36) NA