Enhancing third-year medical clerkships: Using mobile technology for teaching and learning

Janette R. Hill, Michelle Ann Nuss, Ronald M. Cervero, Julie K. Gaines, Bruce Middendorf

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Abstract

The third year clerkship is one of the most exciting and challenging times for medical students (Cooke, Irby, & O'Brien, 2010) when students spend significant time in clinical settings (e.g., hospitals) assisting in the care of patients on a daily basis. Getting information and resources just-in-time and at point-of-care (Author, 2009) is one challenge faced by supervising doctors and students. Technology has long been used to assist in point-of-care decision-making (Burke & Weill, 2008); mobile technology has added value to this activity. In this study, we explore how mobile technologies (e.g., iPads) were being used to support supervising doctors and medical students. After completing full data analysis of year one of two, results indicate that the faculty and students benefitted from the use of the iPads during the third year clerkship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on E-Learning, EL 2016 - Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2016
PublisherIADIS
Pages165-168
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789898533517
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event2016 International Conference on E-Learning, EL 2016 - Madeira, Portugal
Duration: Jul 1 2016Jul 4 2016

Other

Other2016 International Conference on E-Learning, EL 2016
CountryPortugal
CityMadeira
Period7/1/167/4/16

Keywords

  • Decision-making
  • Mobile technology
  • Point-of-care
  • Third year clerkship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Software
  • Information Systems

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    Hill, J. R., Nuss, M. A., Cervero, R. M., Gaines, J. K., & Middendorf, B. (2016). Enhancing third-year medical clerkships: Using mobile technology for teaching and learning. In Proceedings of the International Conference on E-Learning, EL 2016 - Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2016 (pp. 165-168). IADIS.