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Dermatopathology: From textbooks to experience-based learning

I have been asking myself if there are other ways to learn dermatopathology and recognize histological patterns than just listening to a professor or expert discuss a topic, or going to tedious lectures in which 30 or more minutes of intense concentration are necessary. As a consequence, I have been looking other options such as experience-based learning. Experience is a noun or verb which was first used in the 14th century, and derives from the latin word experientia, which by definition i



Learning and thinking through the pattern of images Dermatopathology

To start this blog I will quote Dr. Paola Domizio [i]“ What makes a good pathologist? First of all, I think you have to be good at pattern recognition... you have to be thorough in your thinking...[/i]” So what is pattern recognition, how can someone create a visual thinking, how is memory involved in this process? As dermatopathologists we go through this process every time we look into the microscope or digital images. How can I identify a pattern or recognize it? A patt



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