Dermoscopy is increasingly used by clinicians (dermatologists, family physicians, podiatrists, doctors of osteopathic medicine, etc.) to inform clinical management decisions. Dermoscopic findings and/or images provided to pathologists offer an important insight into the clinician's diagnostic and management thought process. However, with limited dermoscopic training in dermatopathology, dermoscopic descriptions and images provided in the requisition form will provide little value to pathologists. Since most dermoscopic structures have direct histopathological correlates, dermoscopy can act as an excellent communication bridge between the clinician and the pathologist. In the first article of this continuing medical education series we review dermoscopic features and their histopathologic correlates.