Not true. It is basically pattern recognition. Even if you decide to buy the atlas, check out the web sites as well. This will help you avoid memorizing the picture you are looking at instead of recognizing the pattern.Originally posted by mycin1600
Knowledge of histology is an innate talent. It's not something you can learn. Sorry.
Good point! I was taught this too. Look at the slide with a white sheet of paper as the background. For instance, if it's a finger tip, then it'll help you to orient yourself.The best advice for histo i can give, other than what has already been said, is concerning practicals using 'scopes instead of projection. Look at the slide grossly-- take it out of the microscope and look at it, if possible. If you learn to recognize the tissue section by looking at it grossly, it can narrow down dramatically the options you have for answers. Especially if you get to look through the exact bank of slides that will be used on your exam.