Two dermatologist friends, widely separated by geography, had the dream to build a virtual grand rounds that could connect colleagues around the world for diagnostic and therapeutic suggestions as well as intellectual stimulation. They recruited 2 students and constructed the site over a summer vacation. Virtual Grand Rounds in Dermatology is a prototype for what can be launched by nonacademic practitioners with few resources. We envision Virtual Grand Rounds in Dermatology as a service to dermatologists who practice at a remove from university hospitals and tertiary referral centers, as well as to others who wish to collaborate with colleagues distributed over a wide geographical net. For us, this has been a voyage into a brave new world with many exciting vistas. It can be accessed online: http://www.vgrd.org.
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