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Outside the Lab Digital and computational pathology, Profession, Training and education

A Shared Path to Digital Pathology

The emergence of different social media platforms has changed not only the way we communicate, but also the way we obtain information. Even academic institutions increasingly recognize the power and influence of social media; its practical utility in medical education and training is continually increasing because social media is innovative, accessible, interactive, and evolving. And among all of the medical specialties that may benefit from this evolution, pathology stands out. Why? Because it is so visual.

Platforms like Facebook and Twitter are becoming more relevant as sources of supplementary learning materials, especially among medical students and pathology trainees. They’re also gaining prominence as an avenue for continuing medical education among pathology teachers and practicing pathologists, especially with the emergence of Internet-based lectures and webinars, such as PathCast.

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Felipe S. Templo, Jr.

Felipe S. Templo, Jr., is Staff Pathologist and Director of the Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Training Program, Philippine Heart Center Division of Laboratory Medicine, Manila, The Philippines.

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