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  1. Use of notebook computers for third-year surgical students. Discussion.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Annual Meeting of the Society of University Surgeons. Washington, DC USA, 1996/02/08.


    Computer-aided instruction has become increasingly popular in medical education.

    Notebook computers (NCs) are attractive, convenient microcomputers.

    We hypothesized that use of NCs by third-year surgical students would enhance their performance of educational activities.


    During the 1994-1995 academic year 25 student volunteers used NCs during the surgery clerkship.

    NC software included questions for self-examination, anatomy self-instruction program, word processing and electronic mail (e-mail) for recording and sending history and physicals (H & Ps) to faculty for review, and MEDLINE search software.

    Identical software was available to all students at on-campus computer centers.

    All students were asked to record the number of hours that they used the self-examination and anatomy programs, number of H & Ps performed and reviewed by faculty, and number of literature searches performed.

    NC users were interviewed regarding the value of NC use and their rating of software programs.


    NC users (n=25) used the self-examination and anatomy programs more often, performed more literature searches, and had a greater percentage of their H & Ps reviewed by faculty compared with non-NC users (n=143) (p<0.05 for all outcomes).

    Most NC users agreed that NC use was enjoyable and valuable, and they believed that all students should have NCs during the surgery clerkship. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Formation professionnelle, Chirurgien, Assistance ordinateur, Portabilité, Intérêt, Evaluation performance, Homme, Informatique biomédicale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational training, Surgeon, Computer aid, Portability, Interest, Performance evaluation, Human, Biomedical data processing

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0394350

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 10/04/1997.