APA Summit on Medical Student Education Task Force on Informatics and Technology: Steps to Enhance the Use of Technology in Education Through Faculty Development, Funding and Change Management
This article provides an overview of how trainees, faculty, and institutions use technology for acquiring knowledge, skills, and attitudes for practicing modern medicine.
The authors reviewed the literature on medical education, technology, and change, and identify the key themes and make recommendations for implementing technology in medical education.
Administrators and faculty should initially assess their own competencies with technology and then develop a variety of teaching methods that use technology to improve their curricula. Programs should decrease the general knowledge-based content of curricula and increase the use of technology for learning skills. For programs to be successful, they must address faculty development change management and funding.
Willingness for change, collaboration, and leadership at all levels are essential factors for successfully implementing technology.
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 3.Council on Graduate Medical Education Resource Paper: Preparing learners for practice in a managed care environment. Washington, DC, Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA, 1997Google Scholar
- 13.Kolb DA: Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, 1984Google Scholar
- 16.Gillingham W, Holt A, Gillies J: Hand-held computers in health care: what software programs are available? N Z Med J 2002; 115: U180Google Scholar
- 25.Srinivasan M, Hwang J, West D, et al: Assessment of clinical skills using simulator technologies. Acad Psychiatry 2006; 30: 508–518Google Scholar
- 26.Barron R: An evaluation of personal digital assistant software for drug interactions. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2004; 61: 380–385Google Scholar
- 31.Adatia FA, Bedard P: Palm reading 1: handheld hardware and operating systems. Can Med Assoc J 2002; 167: 775–780Google Scholar