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The trend toward digital in medical education – playing devil's advocate

Authors Al-jibury O, Ahmed M, Najim M, Rabee R, Ashraf M, Sherwani Y, Anjum O

Received 28 August 2015

Accepted for publication 7 September 2015

Published 13 October 2015 Volume 2015:6 Pages 581—582

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S95309

Checked for plagiarism Yes


Osama Al-jibury, Maroof Ahmed, Muhammad Najim, Riham Rabee, Muhammad Ashraf, Yusuf Sherwani, Osama Anjum

Department of Medicine, Imperial College Medical School, London, UK

Digitalization of medical resources has completely revolutionized medical education. Nowadays, medical information is readily accessible online. If a doctor needs to learn about Lesch–Nyhan syndrome, he or she can just search online – thousands of digital resources, explaining everything from simple pathophysiology to the latest genetic research into the condition, can be found; even videos of patients with the condition are available and easily located by using a search engine such as Google. Could there possibly be any downsides to this?

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