Day as a pathologist: Utilization of technology to guide students in exploring careers in breast cancer pathology

Jacob J. Adler, Mariah V. Judd, Lauren R. Bringman, Clark D. Wells, Kathleen A. Marrs

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We developed an interactive laboratory that allows students to identify and grade tissue samples from human breast biopsies, using techniques similar to those used by actual pathologists. This unique lab develops a practical and intellectual understanding of basic tissue structures that make up living systems, utilizing technology to bring together pathology, cancer biology, genetics, and bioethics in a relevant and engaging way that leaves a lasting impression on students. The activities described are appropriate for students at all levels of high school and college, especially those with an interest in health care careers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-565
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Biology Teacher
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013



  • Breast cancer
  • Classroom Technology
  • Health Care
  • Pathology
  • Tissue Biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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