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This article is part of the supplement: Proceedings of the 11th European Congress on Telepathology and 5th International Congress on Virtual Microscopy

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E-education for medical Students using WSI in Egypt

Essam Ayad

Author Affiliations

Departament of Pathology. Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University & Italian Hospital in Cairo, Egypt

Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8(Suppl 1):S39  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-S1-S39

Published: 30 September 2013

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Classic practical Teaching of pathology for both under & post graduates requires microscopes and glass slides. Medical schools in developing countries are confronted with many challenges, among them, the large number of the students especially if this is compared with the limited resources of the medical schools. Furthermore, the high cost of acquisition and maintenance of microscopes. As a consequence, more than one student may have to share a microscope in the teaching laboratory (Figure 1).