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There’s a variety of educational and informational pathology learning resources online. Since pathology is largely visual, one of the best resources is YouTube channels. Some are created and maintained by pathology organizations. Others are hobby channels meant to provide tips, tricks, advice, and an online community for fellow pathologists or pathologists in training. In alphabetical order, here are some of the 20 most helpful pathology YouTube channels.

*stats updated as of April 7, 2023


CAP Youtube

1. Capathologists

CAP is the leading organization of board-certified pathologists — serving patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.

Types of content: Meet employees of CAP, hot topics, news, CAP information, and updates

2.96K subscribers

Upload frequency: A handful a year

Year started: 2010

Creator: College of American Pathologists (CAP)



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2. Cockerell Dermatopathology

Clay Cockerell, MD, uploads his weekly Dermpath On Demand educational zoom lessons on this channel. If you’re interested in joining the live classes rather than watching them after, subscribe to Dermpath on Demand. The course consists of a group of pathologists presenting a high volume of cases to help you prepare for board examinations.

Types of content: Education for students, seminars, case reviews, online lectures, exam tips

3.24K subscribers

Upload frequency: Weekly

Year started: 2014

Creator: Clay J. Cockerell, MD



H&E Pathology YouTube channel

3. H&E Life

Cindy Wang, MD, is an Anatomical Pathologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology. She has a great YouTube channel called H&E Life. On this channel, she shares her experiences in medicine, what it is like to be a pathologist, and what it takes to become a pathologist. Her goal is to educate and inspire medical students.

Types of content: Pros and cons of pathology, job market insights, tips for residency and fellowship, resources, diagnostic walkthroughs, salary expectations, and live question-and-answer sessions

4.38K subscribers

Upload frequency: 1-2 a month

Year started: 2021

Creator: Cindy Wang, MD



I love pathology

4. I Love Pathology

Understanding pathology is made simple in a series of short videos with simple illustrations and explanations. This channel is primarily for medical or dental students who are studying pathology across the globe. 

Types of content: Education, tutorials, and the classification, diagnosis, and treatment of various diseases

120K subscribers

Upload frequency: Weekly

Year started: 2016

Creator: Vijay Shankar S, MD



Jerad Garnder youtube

5. Jerad Gardner, MD

Jerad Gardner, MD, is a dermatopathologist & section head of bone/soft tissue pathology at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. 

Types of content: Education, tutorials, textbook reviews, and interviews

55.8K subscribers

Upload frequency: Daily

Year started: 2012

Creator: Jerad Gardner, MD



NSW Government

6. NSW Health Pathology

New South Wales Health Pathology (NSWHP) is Australia’s largest public pathology and forensic & analytical science service, employing more than 5,000 staff.

Types of content: NSWHP news and updates, research forums and showcases, day in the life, plenary sessions, seminars

582 subscribers

Upload frequency: Several a month

Year started: 2015

Creator: New South Wales Health Pathology



Osmosis from Elsevier

7. Osmosis from Elsevier

The Osmosis from Elsevier YouTube channel features general consumer health videos to educate the public about medical concepts. The learning platform features more in-depth videos for health professionals and students, thousands of practice questions and flashcards, and advanced features like study schedules and collaborative tools. They have a playlist specifically for pathology, though they have content for many other medical specialties.

Types of content: Pathology reviews, general health education

2.77M subscribers

Upload frequency: Several times a week

Year started: 2015

Creator: Osmosis from Elsevier



Dr Parth Goswami

8. Pathology Master

This channel is for understanding fundamentals, detailed discussions of pathology-related topics, and their application in the field of medicine. This includes videos of histopathology of various lesions as well as general health and common disease-related videos. Dr. Goswami covers many pathology topics like general pathology, systemic pathology, laboratory medicine, histopathology, hematology, and cytology.

Types of content: Education, tumor classification, simplified overviews of different diseases and specialties

7.95K subscribers

Upload frequency: Several a month

Year started: 2019

Creator: Parth Goswami MBBS, MD 



pathology mini tutorials

9. Pathology Mini Tutorials

On this channel, Geoffrey Hulman presents short pathology tutorials illustrated with gross and microscopic images. Although created to supplement pathology teaching for Nottingham medical students, the videos are also useful for pathology trainees, nursing students, or anyone interested in what disease processes looks like, what they do, and what causes them. The cases used are ones he’s collected during his career from hospitals including Leicester, Nottingham, St George’s, and the Royal Marsden in London, UK.

20.9K subscribers

Types of content: Education, slide collections, tutorials, info on parasites, and tutorials for medical students

Upload frequency: Weekly

Year started: 2013

Creator: Geoffrey Hulman, MD


Pathology now

10. Pathology Now

Pathology Now is dedicated to helping medical students and residents gain a better understanding of pathology, starting with normal histology.

Types of content: Education, lab tutorials, histology tutorials 

7.61K subscribers

Upload frequency: Several a year

Year started: 2016

Creator: University of Rochester Pathology


pathology riddles

11. Pathology Riddles

Find pathology troublesome? This channel will try new methods to make pathology learning intriguing and fun.

Types of content: Education, systemic pathology information, quizzes, notes, presentation tips, residency advice and education, study and exam tips, general pathology Q&A

4.38K subscribers

Upload frequency: Weekly

Year started: 2012

Creators: Susan Mendonca, MD, DNB, and Bismay Das, MD



pathology simplified youtube

12. Pathology Simplified

On the Pathology Simplified channel, you will find medical topics related to pathology in compact and comprehensive videos. That way, viewers learn about pathology topics in a simplified form.

Types of content: Education, lab investigations, simplified disease explanations

39.7K subscribers

Upload frequency: Several a month

Year started: 2012

Creator: Seema Puri, PhD


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13. Pathweb Teacher

Pathweb Teacher uploads undergraduate and postgraduate pathology videos, mindmaps, and gross and microscopic descriptions. You can register online for free access to all Pathweb content.

Types of content: Pathology education, tips for teachers, pathology information for clinicians, gross tutorials, systemic and general pathology mindmaps, exam tips, and postgraduate pathology education

18K subscribers

Upload frequency: Weekly

Year started: 2017

Creator: PathWeb



Ranjith AR Pathology

14. Ranjith AR Pathology

Ranjith AR Pathology is a tiny community for students to support them in their education – to achieve their dreams with less pressure.

Types of content: Case walkthroughs, practical applications, first-year pathology tips

22.4K subscribers

Upload frequency: Several every few months

Year started: 2013

Creator: Ranjith AR, MD


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15. Research Institute of Molecular Pathology

The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) is a leading basic research institute. Its 15 research groups with scientists from 40 countries address fundamental questions in molecular biology. Funded primarily by Boehringer Ingelheim and with unconstrained academic freedom, the IMP is the ideal environment for curiosity-driven biomedical research. As part of Vienna BioCenter, the IMP is part of one of Europe’s biggest life science hubs.

Types of content: Pathology lectures, IMP updates, and information

1.45K subscribers

Upload frequency: Several every few months

Year started: 2011

Creator: The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)


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16. The College of Royal Pathologists

The Royal College of Pathologists is a charity with over 11,000 members worldwide. Most members are doctors and scientists working in hospitals and universities in the UK. The College oversees the training of pathologists and scientists working in 19 different specialties including cellular pathology, hematology, clinical biochemistry, and medical microbiology. If you have ever had a blood test, cervical smear, or tissue biopsy, a pathologist will have been involved in your care.

Types of content: Organization updates, book club, implementation guidance, patient stories, pathologist interviews

19.6K subscribers

Upload frequency: Several a month

Year started: 2009

Creator: The Royal College of Pathologists



The USMLE guys


Dr. Paul & the rest of THE USMLE GUYS are here to help make your journey through the USMLE Step 1 & USMLE Step 2 CK exams as easy as possible. 

Types of content: USMLE step 1 and 2 crash courses, review quizzes, test Q&A, medical school survival tips

15.7K subscribers

Upload frequency: Daily

Year started: 2019




pathology learning center

18. UCT Pathology Learning Centre

UCT Pathology Learning Centre is a collection of free, open-source videos from around the web for undergraduate medical students.

Types of content: A day in the life, education

1.07K subscribers

Upload frequency: Every few years

Year started: 2015

Creator: UCT Pathology Learning Centre



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19. um-lmp UofM Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology’s YouTube channel features videos of Grand Rounds, special presentations, seminars, events, and other activities associated with its status as a world-class department providing local and national leadership in the academic pursuit of excellence in research, education, and service.

Types of content: Symposiums, faculty talks, information on the University’s pathology program

547 subscribers

Upload frequency: Several every few months

Year started: 2016

Creator: University of Michigan Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology



USCAP your academy

20. USCAP Your Academy

This is the official YouTube channel of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). For more than 100 years, the USCAP has been the global leader in advancing knowledge in the field of pathology. They uniquely offer the highest standards of pathology education and attract leaders among our 10,000 members in more than 26 key pathology concentrations. The goal is to provide access to the vast store of valid, currently authenticated, and trusted knowledge to pathologists to reinforce and update their knowledge of pathology in their unique area(s) of interest.

Types of content: USCAP updates, biopsy techniques, annual meeting recaps, journal submissions, lectures

1.89K subscribers

Upload frequency: Several a year

Year started: 2014

Creator: USCAP

What are your go-to YouTube channels for pathology? Check out Lumea’s YouTube channel to learn about digital pathology tools and listen to our monthly podcast. If you’re interested in other learning resources, check out our list of the top 20 pathology podcasts

*Information on the number of subscribers, upload frequency, and topics is subject to change as they were all based on the day this article was published.

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