UC-Irvine Medical Students Get iPads for Digital Education
More than 100 students in the UC-Irvine School of Medicine's class of 2015 have received an Apple iPad 2 as part of school's iMedEd Initiative. The iMedEd program, which was launched with last year's incoming class, aims to provide students with a digital medical education. Each iPad contains a course outline, notes, lecture slides and textbooks for the upcoming academic year. The students' second-year curriculum also has been formatted for the iPad. The program is funded through 2015 with a $1.2 million donation by John Tu, the co-founder and CEO of Kingston Technology in Fountain Valley.
- "iPad Program Prepares Med Students for 'Wave of the Future'" (Merrill, Healthcare IT News, 8/4).
- "All UCI Medical Students Get iPad 2" (Hamilton, "OC Unwired," Orange County Register, 8/5).