“More than 500 medical students at the University of Leeds are being issued with iPhones which can access online text books,” Sean Coughlan reports for BBC News.
“The smartphones have applications providing students with reference material and prescription guidelines,” Coughlan reports. “The university, claiming a first for UK medical schools, says the phones will also be used to keep in contact with students training in hospitals.”
Coughlan reports, “The university says the iPhone package and connections will cost £380 per student, which it says is a fraction of the £50,000 per year which it says it costs to train a doctor. Using the iPhones is a cost effective way of ensuring that students have the text books they need ‘at any time of day or night, wherever they are working,’ says the university. Professor David Cottrell, dean of the medical school, says it is ‘putting a whole suite of training tools and educational resources in the palm of their hand.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Alan F” and “Dyrck L.” for the heads up.]