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Preparing for the Future of Digital Pathology

Clearpath® Education

At Clearpath Derm, we are dedicated to providing valuable resources to residents in dermatology as we prepare future leaders in the field. Our educational offerings include:

As leaders in the digital pathology revolution, we want to be your partner throughout your dermatology career. Once in practice, we offer innovative software that brings the benefits of digital pathology to your practice with little upfront cost.


Clearpath Education App

Are you ready to transform your iPad into a touch-enabled virtual study and testing tool?

The Clearpath Education App allows you to conveniently study crisp, digital dermatopathology images without being tied to a microscope. It offers an expansive database of slide images, simulated board exams and a state-of-the-art microscope viewer. The Clearpath Education App has received an MDLinx Editor’s Pick and a five-star rating. Best of all, the Clearpath Education App is free to download. 

The fundamental concept behind our app is that learning dermatopathology requires repeated exposure to new slide cases and images. While textbooks are limited by the number of images they can contain, the Clearpath library of images and slides is constantly changing and expanding. In fact, the app now contains over 250 cases.

Study an Expansive Database of Cases

For each diagnosis, the app displays digital slide images with touch-enabled microscope capabilities to zoom up to 40x and pan with seamless image rendering and smooth, clear navigation. The Index function includes high-resolution pathology images, corresponding key findings and matching 40x slides for each diagnosis.

Review Essential Terms

The app provides a comprehensive glossary of essential dermatopathology terms and images with corresponding key findings.

Test Your Skills

The app features board-relevant slide cases presented in a timed exam format. The random test generator makes each exam a new challenge. Once you get your results, you can save them for future comparison as you track your progress.


Educational Programs

Clearpath Derm is supported by Dermpath Lab of Central States (DLCS), a world-class team of dermatopathologists with over 100 years of combined expertise.  This independent, national laboratory offers several educational opportunities for dermatology residents across the U.S.

Dermpath 100 Two-Day Workshop

Our expert dermatopathologists at DLCS offer a comprehensive dermatopathology review of 100 cases with a focus on board preparation.  Open to all dermatology residents nationwide, the Dermpath 100 is a two-day course that includes the following:

  • A glass slide exam of 100 cases in a timed, board simulation format
  • Optional case self-study sessions
  • An exam/case overview by DLCS dermatopathologists and dermatologists

Monthly Slide Study Set Program

DLCS also offers a free Slide Study Set Program to all dermatology residents.  It includes up to 12 sets per year—each containing 20 unknown cases with corresponding answers.  Following registration, a username and password will be sent to you within 48 hours.


University-Affiliated Teaching

Always ready to share their knowledge and expertise, our board-certified dermatopathologists are faculty members at multiple academic institutions and actively teach dermatopathology to dermatology residents. These programs include:

  • Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • The Ohio State University School of Medicine
  • Ohio University-COM/ OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

In addition, our dermatopathologists teach virtual dermatopathology to residents in the LewisGale Hospital Montgomery/VCOM Clinical Program.