The Primary Care Physician Study (PCP) was designed to develop an interactive melanoma early detection skills training program for primary care physicians and practicing clinicians, using the principles of mastery learning. Through a randomized controlled trial, this study looks to see if the program reduces the number of benign lesions and increases the number of malignant ones referred to dermatology. At the conclusion of the project, the data will be analyzed to look for change in physician knowledge, attitude, competence and diagnostic performance, and referral of lesions to dermatology.
Funded by the NIH/NCI.
Subcontract Principal Investigator: Rob Turrisi, Ph.D.
Robinson, J. K., Jain, N., Marghoob, A. A., McGaghie, W., MacLean, M., Gerami, P., Hultgren, B., Turrisi, R., Mallett, K., & Martin, G. J. (2018). A randomized trial on the efficacy of mastery learning for primary care provider melanoma opportunistic screening skills and practice. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 33(6), 855-862. PMCID: PMC5975143 [PubMed]
Robinson, J. K., MacLean, M., Reavy, R., Turrisi, R., Mallett, K., & Martin, G. J. (2018). Dermoscopy of concerning pigmented lesions and primary care providers’ referrals at intervals after randomized trial of mastery learning. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 33(6), 799-800. PMC5975175 [PubMed]