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Acne RECS Learning Module


  1. Know the differential diagnosis of acne based on age and presentation and the workup that should be done to rule out other pathology
  2. Recognize the clinical findings associated with acne
  3. Plan the appropriate management of acne
  4. Know how to discuss management, treatment related side effects, and myths of acne with patients
  5. Know when to prescribe systemic antibiotics for acne and which antibiotics to use
  6. Know when to refer patients to Dermatology


  1. What physical exam findings should be documented when evaluating a patient with acne?
  2. In what age group is acne rare?
  3. What are the 4 factors involved in the pathogenesis of acne?
  4. What is the "pre-cursor" to acne?
  5. How should acne be categorized?
  6. Name two acne myths
  7. What OTC acne product has been shown to be one of the most safe and effective acne therapies?
  8. What topical acne treatment is not recommended as monotherapy?
  9. What are some side effects of doxycycline?
  10. What is one dietary change that may help acne?

Reviewed 5/2017

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