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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 67-70

Encouraging the use of mobile technology for the effective delivery of medical education and clinical training


1 Medical Education Unit Coordinator and Member of the Institute Research Council, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India

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Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava
Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) – Deemed to be University, Thiruporur - Guduvancherry Main Road, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District - 603108, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/digm.digm_28_20

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Considering the extensive use of mobile devices by medical teachers, undergraduate students, postgraduate residents, and patients, it becomes an indispensable need to deploy mobile technologies in various areas of the health professions education, medical training, and patient care. The purpose of the current review is to explore the scope and utility of mobile technology in ensuring the effective delivery of medical education and clinical teaching. An extensive search of all materials related to the topic was carried out in the PubMed search engine and a total of 15 articles were selected based on their suitability with the current review objectives and analyzed. The use of mobile technologies creates a gamut of educational experiences and learning opportunities for medical students and thereby enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of the learning process. The adoption of mobile technology in medical training is more of a student-centered approach and ensures active engagement of the students with an ultimate goal to become a competent health-care professional. In conclusion, in the best interest of the medical students, it is high time to employ mobile-based applications and technologies in the period of medical training as it is expected to play an important role in the accomplishment of learning outcomes and patient care.


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