University of Minnesota medical students using iPads

Todd Vandenbark

Per the iMedicalApps blog:

The medical students at the University of Minnesota’s Duluth campus have all been given iPads to help with medical education — adding to the growing list of medical schools implementing “iPad medical curriculums”.

Why the iPad?

The University of Minnesota’s Duluth medical school had received a $2.3 million Health Resources and Services Administration grant to fund efforts to increase the use of electronic learning in the medical school curriculum.

This article goes on to cite the reasons for the iPad’s continued leadership in this market:

  • Numerous apps
  • Portability
  • Lagging competition

Check out this video of iPads being used by the medical students at UMD.

What do you think? If you own an iPad, how helpful have you found it in your education? Let us know!