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The value of mobile tablet computers (iPads) in the undergraduate medical curriculum

Authors Patel S, Burke-Gaffney A

Received 24 January 2018

Accepted for publication 26 March 2018

Published 10 August 2018 Volume 2018:9 Pages 567—570

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S163623

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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Md Anwarul Majumder


Smit Patel,1 Anne Burke-Gaffney2

1Department of Undergraduate Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK; 2Vascular Biology, Cardiovascular Science, National Heart & Lung Institute (NHLI), Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK

Abstract: The deployment of mobile tablet computers in medical teaching and learning is viewed with mounting interest. Medical educators are embracing insights from technological advancements to ensure that students are equipped with the necessary tools to flourish as physicians. Here, we reflect on the benefits and challenges of the tablet learning experience within undergraduate medicine and how students may make the best use of it.

Keywords: tablet computers, iPads, undergraduate, medicine, learning, teaching, textbook

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