Virtual Teaching Sets for Digital Pathology Education
Pathology education has not kept pace with advances in educational technology due to the logistical constraints of physical access to a microscope. Dr. Lovitch believed Virtual Microscopy (VM), which replicates the experience of using a physical microscope in digital form, could potentially alleviate these educational constraints.
Dr. Lovitch and team developed annotated virtual slide sets coupled with online modules for self-directed learning and assessment as digital tools for pathology education. These materials will be accessible to any learner with an Internet-connected device, including smartphones and tablets.
The Schlager Family Award for Early Stage Digital Health Innovation has enabled Lovitch to significantly scale his efforts and begin scanning large numbers of virtual slides.