New video game for dermatologists launches

04 Aug 2021

Medical video game creator Level Ex has launched a new game aimed at dermatologists.

According to the company, Top Derm covers multiple topics with original dermatology imagery and will provide the opportunity to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits. Some of the features include specialty content crafted by dermatologists combined with elements of interactive play. These challenges will cover a wide variety of topics such as skin cancer; adult, cosmetic, surgical dermatology and paediatric dermatology; the ability to support colleagues, submit content and leave feedback; and computer-generated images to help dermatologists recognise any skin disorder regardless of skin tone, explains Level Ex.

Dr Peter Lio, dermatologist and clinical assistant professor of dermatology and paediatrics at Northwestern University, stated, “The use of gaming for medical education is something I have been passionate about for quite some time. Top Derm is a unique resource leveraging technological advancements to help train and reinforce identification of a wide range of disorders and diseases on different skin tones and in different lighting conditions.”

The company plans to implement multiplayer challenges and social features to create in-game discussions between dermatologists.

Top Derm is available for free in the App Store and Google Play. 

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