iPads to be Trialed for Use in Medical Education

Students commencing medical school at Stanford this year will all get an Apple iPad. The school is trialing a program to see whether the devices are practical to integrate into the academic curriculum.

This article originally appeared at Medgadget.com, part of the HCPLive network.

Students commencing medical school and master's of medicine program at Stanford this year will all get an Apple iPad. The school is trialing a program to see whether the devices are practical to integrate into the academic curriculum.

Before you dismiss this as medical education being sacrificied in the name of fanboy hype, consider this -- when some of our editors were in medical school, the semesterly (mandatory) fee for handouts and photocopies was about the cost of a lower-end iPad. And that was years ago. We can only imagine the charges now. So moving the medical education culture of endless handouts and notebooks over to a compact tablet device could be very smart.

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