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E-learning becoming a reality among medical students

A recent study of third-year German medical students published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that mobile augmented reality can significantly increase the attractiveness of mobile learning applications in medical education, compared to traditional textbook learning.

In another survey of U.S. medical students from all 50 states, 53 percent of those that prefer digital sources turn to a mobile reference first to answer a clinical question.

According to this survey, 54 percent of medical students currently use a tablet as part of their medical training--a whopping 31 percent increase compared to 2012 results.

The survey found that the top tasks performed on tablets by medical students were: looking up clinical data, accessing patient records, and communicating with colleagues and physicians. In the survey, 82 percent of medical students said they would recommend health-related apps to future patients.

Read more: More than half of medical students are mobile first - FierceMobileHealthcare 

We're interested in hearing from AMSA do you learn? Do you rely on your smartphone or tablet on the wards? 

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