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Modern Technology in Dermatopathology Education

Modern Technology in Dermatopathology Education
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Author(s): Kristin M. Torre (University of Connecticut, USA), Michael J. Murphy (University of Connecticut, USA) and Jane M. Grant-Kels (University of Connecticut, USA)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 29
Source title: Optimizing Medical Education With Instructional Technology
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Erdem Demiroz (Trakya University, Turkey) and Steven D. Waldman (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6289-4.ch006

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Abstract

Technological advancement is steadily reshaping the field of medical education. In histopathology and especially dermatopathology training, the transition from glass slide microscopy (GSM) to virtual microscopy (VM) is serving as an instructional tool for medical students, residents, fellows, and experienced physicians. Online slide atlases and digitalized content are being utilized by educators and trainees to enhance and assess both individual and collaborative learning. With the expansion of mobile technology, new avenues are emerging for image attainment, in addition to remote instruction and consultation in resource-limited areas. Various computer-based applications (“apps”) and social media sites also serve as digital assets in education and training and allow for rapid dissemination and sharing of information around the world.

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