Our work in medical education seeks to understand 1) how new techniques and platforms can be used to improve dermatology education, and 2) how medical education is evolving to incorporate new concepts and challenges.

Prior studies have included evaluations of  phototherapy and  teledermatology curricula in dermatology residency programs,  generation of a novel, video-based flipped simulation curriculum for dermatology surgery, and an  introductory skin cancer curriculum for medical students.

Selected Publications:

Liu KJ, Tkachenko E, Waldman A, et al. A video-based, flipped classroom, simulation curriculum for dermatologic surgery: A prospective, multi-institution study. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.  2019;81(6):1271-1276.

Goyal K, Nguyen MO, Reynolds RV, et al. Perceptions of U.S. dermatology residency program directors regarding the adequacy of phototherapy training during residency. Photodermatology, photoimmunology & photomedicine.  2017;33(6):321-325.

Rana J, Mostaghimi A. Dermatology discharge continuity clinic enhances resident autonomy and insight into transitions-of-care competencies: a cross-sectional survey study. Dermatology online journal.  2017;23(5).

Mostaghimi A, Olszewski AE, Bell SK, Roberts DH, Crotty BH. Erosion of Digital Professionalism During Medical Students’ Core Clinical Clerkships. JMIR medical education.  2017;3(1):e9.

Qureshi S, Mostaghimi A. Exposure to teledermatology and resident preparedness for future practice: results of a national survey. Dermatology online journal.  2016;22(7).

Mostaghimi A, Wanat K, Crotty BH, Rosenbach M. A national survey of residents in combined Internal Medicine and Dermatology residency programs: educational experience and future plans.  Dermatology online journal. 2015;21(10).

Crotty BH, Mostaghimi A, Landon BE. Preparing residents for future practice: report of a curriculum for electronic patient-doctor communication. Postgraduate medical journal.  2013;89(1056):554-559.

Crotty BH, Mostaghimi A, Reynolds EE. Adoption of a wiki within a large internal medicine residency program: a 3-year experience. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA.  2012;19(4):621-625.

Mostaghimi A, Crotty BH. Professionalism in the digital age. Annals of internal medicine. 2011;154(8):560-562. Hilty DM, Alverson DC, Alpert JE, et al. Virtual reality, telemedicine, web and data processing innovations in medical and psychiatric education and clinical care.  Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry. 2006;30(6):528-533.

Mostaghimi lab

Department of Dermatology

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA, 02215