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Tablets in Medical Schools

Medical Schools Embrace Benefits of Tablets, Mobile Devices; Create New Ways of Learning (AAMC Reporter) 

During their clinical years, students are graded on how well they interact with patients while operating an iPad app, Wiechmann said. Students must provide a teaching lesson to a patient using the technology. Instructors observe how well they engage with patients during the lesson, maintain eye contact, and effectively converse with patients. “There’s still a learning curve,” Wiechmann said. “A lot of them at the beginning didn’t see why this was important. They need some training on how to use the device in the patient setting…>>>more

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