Yale School of Medicine students get Apple iPads

“Yale School of Medicine students’ backpacks just got a whole lot lighter,” Antonia Woodford reports for Yale News.

“In an effort to save paper and make course materials more accessible, the Yale School of Medicine is providing all its students with an iPad 2 — Apple’s latest version of its tablet computer — for use in the classroom and clinical settings, medical school administrators announced in a press release Tuesday,” Woodford reports. “Students will be able to download the entire medical curriculum on the device, as well as use it to read and handle confidential patient health information, said Michael Schwartz, assistant dean for curriculum at the medical school. The device will be theirs to keep even after graduation.”

Woodford reports, “The school is distributing about 520 iPads in total, Schwartz said. First-year students and third- through fifth-year students have already received theirs, and the rest will be given out by early next week… Yale is not the first school to introduce iPads for classroom use — the Stanford University School of Medicine gave the devices to incoming first-year and master’s students in fall 2010 — but it is making the leap before many of its peer institutions.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jai Gill” for the heads up.]


  1. The next industry/sector on the iPad hit list: photocopiers and print departments (both in-house and external).

    I see them being substantially reduced as the user driven iPad/PDF combination proliferates in organisation.

    That is the spot HP may have been seeking to target.

    1. Photocopying and printing build into the iPad 2 would be a killer. Just place whatever you want to print or copy facing down on the screen and press “Print” or “Photocopy”.

  2. When the first iPad came out, I knew immediately just how it would impact all sort of segments of society. The most valuable aspect about the iPad is driven by the content installed in to it. You can have anything from text books to full interactive learning material.

  3. This is outrageous.

    How can Android tablets get their rightful share in higher education if turkeys like this give away iPads to incoming students?

    Call this to the attention of the press and complain loudly. Apple is using its unfair dominance in education to harm Google and other worthy competitors.

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