The Internet has revolutionized the computer and communications world. It has grown to become a worldwide mechanism for information exchange without regard for geographic boundaries. The tremendous growth in this wealth of information poses several questions regarding the utility of this powerful tool in pathology practice and education. This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of using the Internet in pathology resident education, in general, and how it has impacted the repertoire of educational opportunities at our own institution. The various Internet resources of educational value for pathology trainees are outlined. Basic Internet concepts are also elucidated. © 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.