Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Medical students and technology
Today's medical students have access to some incredible technology. Almost every single US medical student probably has a computer, a cell phone, and some type of PDA/smartphone. Students are connected to the internet and have a wealth of information in front of them. Plus, they have constant access to information through their mobile devices.
Students are sitting in classrooms with a laptop or tablet PC in front of them. Many take electronic notes and leverage e-learning solutions to enforce their knowledge of the basic sciences. It's amazing to think how technology has improved health education. Students chat in online forums and share information via e-mail and SMS. What an amazing time in the history of medicine.