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-iPod in Medical education

Posted by drneelesh on December 23, 2008

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At the Ohio State University Medical Center, the iPod Touch is literally what the doctor ordered. The university announced this week that all students in the College of Medicine would receive the devices, which the university plans to equip with medical software.

Justin Harper, a third-year medical student credited with the idea of distributing the wifi-enabled audio-and-video players, says the iPod Touch will allow him to listen to lectures during his commute to school and will put current medical information at his fingertips. He will be able to pull up graphics, watch videos of medical procedures, and search medical reference books. Perhaps more importantly, he says, he will be able to answer patients’ questions more quickly and without leaving their sides.

“It just makes [everything] faster,” he said. “We can have it there when we need it.”

Other medical schools have also incorporated iPods or other portable media players in their training. At Temple University, students use iPods to listen to recordings of heart murmurs. At the University of Michigan, students use “Dr. iPod,” a program that lets them review lectures and patient presentations on their iPods. Ohio State University, however, appears to be the first to give the devices away.

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-COMED-K test on its way out?

Posted by drneelesh on December 13, 2008

The Hindu : Front Page : COMED-K test on its way out?

Bangalore: The State Government is exploring the possibility of combining the Common Entrance Test (CET) and Under-Graduate Entrance Test (UGET), conducted by the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMED-K). This was one of the major topics discussed at a preliminary meeting between CET officials and managements of private engineering colleges, here on Thursday.
Another meeting

Arvind Limbavali, Minister for Higher Education, who chaired the meeting, told presspersons that the Government had just initiated discussions. “The managements have asked for time as they cannot take decisions unilaterally. We have scheduled another meeting on January 13. We will see what they propose and take it forward,” he said.

He said the Government’s proposal stems from the intention to reduce the burden on students.

“The Government has decided to conduct CET over two days. Counselling will also be conducted in two places other than Bangalore. These initiatives have been taken for the benefit of the students,” he said.
Medical seats

The Minister said that the discussions with regard to medical seats were not held. “Minister for Medical Education Ramachandra Gowda has gone to the U.S. along with Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa. We will discuss medical education during the January 13 meeting,” he added. The meeting did not discuss seat-sharing, he said.

On fee subsidy for engineering students from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, he said several of the students had received subsidy only for one year. Students had been urging the Government to provide the subsidy for the remaining three years. “The issue will be placed before the Cabinet,” he added.

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Michel Taillet on medical e-learning with Dokeos

Posted by drneelesh on December 7, 2008

Just a short 5 minute video on process of creating medical courseware for educating Doctors and Medical personnel.Though Michael is talking about education in Radiotherapy, the findings can be easily extended over most other medical subjects.

The initial reactions of students is very “promising” and he sees good profits in this sector.
Very sharp.

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