Title: Bringing smartphone technology into undergraduate and postgraduate psychiatry
year: 2015
Journal: Advances in Psychiatric Treatment
Volume: 21
Issue: 4
Pages: 222-228
Typeofarticle: 10.1192/apt.bp.114.013649
Abstract: Smartphones are equipped with features that enable the rapid assessment of up-to-date evidence-based information. Their role in medical education is gaining recognition, and more and more institutions are providing devices or applications (apps) to medical students and trainees. Recent UK research suggests that most medical students believe smartphones would be a useful addition to their clinical education and that the majority of students and junior doctors own between one and five medically related apps. This article highlights the utility of these devices in education and summarises the existing technologies adopted by other specialties. It gives a framework for how psychiatry could adopt these new technologies in education and highlights the advantages and disadvantages of using this new approach. A brief illustration of how these technologies are being applied in undergraduate and postgraduate psychiatry is included.
URL: http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/21/4/222.abstract
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/4853
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