Peripheral Blood Smear Morphology Educational Series

Peripheral Blood Smear Morphology Educational Series

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in our virtual course in peripheral blood smear review.  Many of us have honed our skills reviewing blood smears with the use of a multithreaded compound light microscope.  We realize the effectiveness of this method is highly dependent on having the right educator available within your institution.  Whole slide imaging (WSI) technology now allows us to bring this experience to you on your laptop or tablet regardless of geographic location.  We are excited to have you join us for this innovative educational experience.

Course Overview:

We will bring the peripheral blood smear to you with the utilization of WSI technology through a virtual platform.  Content and blood smears are derived from real patients.  The course content has been selected through rigorous discussion with experts in the hematology community including many who teach in the ASH Medical Educator Institute.  

This five part series is targets aspiring hematologists. Sessions include:

  • Introduction and methodology of peripheral blood smear review
  • Cytoplasmic and nuclear morphology
  • Disorders of white blood cells
  • Disorders of red blood cells
  • Disorders of platelets


This course is part of educational research being conducted at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  As part of your participation, you will be asked to provide verbal consent to allow us to use your opinions and perspectives to improve this course.  You will be asked to complete a short demographic survey and provide post-course feedback. Full details on the nature of this research can be found here.


Course dates and time:

  • Thursday, May 11 at 4 pm
  • Thursday, May 18 at 4 pm
  • Thursday, May 25 at 4 pm
  • Thursday, April 1 at 4 pm

Register for the course