Use of notebook computers for third-year surgical students. Discussion.
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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Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 10/04/1997.