The virtual pathology lab experience

  • Irma Elisa Eraña-Rojas
  • Álvaro Barbosa Quintana
  • José Eduardo Pérez Saucedo
  • Nancy de los Ángeles Segura-Azuara
  • Mildred Vanessa López CabreraEmail author
Technical Paper


Learning pathology is a challenge, students must develop the skills to identify microscopic abnormalities, explain the interaction of functional disorders, and their causes. This study assesses a novel approach to teach pathology using clinical cases through digital images, virtual online slides, and a learning management system. Satisfaction of 83 students in the Pathology class was assessed with an online survey, using a Likert scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for total disagreement and 5 for total agreement. Regarding the impact of virtual pathology lab experience in their academic performance, 97.6% of students believe this approach was useful to achieve learning objectives as it allows self-directed learning, easier feedback, and collaboration between peers.


Medical education Technology Pathology Virtual 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irma Elisa Eraña-Rojas
    • 1
  • Álvaro Barbosa Quintana
    • 1
  • José Eduardo Pérez Saucedo
    • 1
  • Nancy de los Ángeles Segura-Azuara
    • 1
  • Mildred Vanessa López Cabrera
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Tecnologico de Monterrey – School of Medicine and Health SciencesMonterreyMexico

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