Autopsy’s Role in Pathology Education
A roundtable on the value of the postmortem examination in teaching and learning, featuring L. Maximilian Buja, Michael Klein, Jelena Krcedinac Marks, and Alex K. Williamson
This roundtable, recorded on May 4, 2022, puts the spotlight on the postmortem examination. Four experts on autopsy explore the unique benefits it offers in medical and pathology education, how its role has changed in recent years, and what they expect students to learn when faced with their first autopsy. Though the face of pathology is changing rapidly, tried and trusted techniques still have value – join our panelists for an insightful discussion of the reasons why.
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