Friday, May 29, 2009

Medical Students and Smartphones

Today, many people are entering medical school with an Apple iPhone, BlackBerry, or other smartphone. Students may not be aware that their school has a PDA/smartphone requirement. I wonder how these requirements have evolved over the past several years. In the past, you had to record procedures and patient encounters on your PDA. Now, I’d have to think that most of these forms are web-based. If that’s the case, then you wouldn’t technically need a smartphone because you’d simply need to have access to a web browser. However, maybe some schools still have native applications that must reside on a PDA/smartphone. If that’s the case, then you’ll need to make sure that you have a smartphone that meets those system requirements.

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