University of Leeds gives medical students textbooks on Apple iPhones

“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.'”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Alan F” and “Dyrck L.” for the heads up.]

28 Comments

  1. iPad would definitely be better for reading… but think about it… you are a resident working a late shift in the hospital… which do you think you’re more likely to carry in your pocket? iPad or iPhone? Plus, the article mentions “keeping in contact” with the students… much easier with an iPhone.

  2. iPad would definitely be better for reading… but think about it… you are a resident working a late shift in the hospital… which do you think you’re more likely to carry in your pocket? iPad or iPhone? Plus, the article mentions “keeping in contact” with the students… much easier with an iPhone.

  3. Why not both iPads and iPhones? I find it quite convenient to read books on both at different times and in different circumstances. The really cool thing is that both remain in synch so I never have to search for the place I left off.

  4. Why not both iPads and iPhones? I find it quite convenient to read books on both at different times and in different circumstances. The really cool thing is that both remain in synch so I never have to search for the place I left off.

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