AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title PDA info session
Project type(s) School Service
Date completed 03/23/2006
Chapter University of Massachusetts Medical School
Project Coordinator Rebecca Singer
Summary of project I arranged a session for my classmates where a clerkship director, a knowledgable person from information services, and a librarian specializing in technological services came to speak to students about how PDAs work, what our requirements will be for next year, and what they are used for on the wards. I also arranged to have them get a package deal for us on various models, as well as on some of the needed software.

Content area PDAs
Number of participants 80
Participant hours involved 5 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost Free
Project funding
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Email and announcements in class
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
Lessons/suggestions I think the biggest downfall was that after the session, students found PDAs at lower prices from online sources, which is dissappointing since the school's group rate should be the highest.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments This is a really helpful project to help low-tech classmates get a start on PDAs. It's a good idea to learn as much about how they work as possible before the session.