Local medical teaching site a global hit

Free online resource on pathology by NUS prof popular with students worldwide

For the past six years, Associate Professor Nga Min En from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has been digitising physical specimens of diseased body parts (displayed next to her) and uploading them as part of an online teaching resource called Pat
For the past six years, Associate Professor Nga Min En from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has been digitising physical specimens of diseased body parts (displayed next to her) and uploading them as part of an online teaching resource called Pathweb.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Argentina. Belarus. Egypt. Saudi Arabia. Medical students and faculty from these countries and more are flocking to Pathweb - an online pathology teaching resource created by an associate professor from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

Pathweb is a combination of a virtual pathology museum that holds digitised, annotated specimens of diseased organs, and a teaching blog-site with videos and mind maps for students' self-study.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 13, 2018, with the headline 'Local medical teaching site a global hit'. Subscribe