UC Irvine School of Medicine iPad program showing results

February 19, 2013
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IN THE MEDIA: The Orange County Register took a look at how iPads are used in the iMedEd Initiative of the UC Irvine School of Medicine, which Apple recently recognized as a distinguished program:

UC Irvine’s pioneering medical school program put an iPad loaded with books, apps and notes covering the first year of curriculum in the hands of 104 incoming medical students a few months after Apple debuted the devices in 2010.

Apple last week singled out UC Irvine’s trailblazing iMedEd Initiative as a distinguished program for its use of the company’s tablets. In addition, the medical school announced a 23 percent increase in scores, on average, on the initial test for a medical license taken by the first class to get iPads.

“Hopefully this will encourage other schools now that they can see it wasn’t a detriment,” said Dr. Warren Wiechmann, who heads up implementation of the program.

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