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APA summit on medical student education task force on informatics and technology: steps to enhance the use of technology in education through faculty development, funding and change management. Acad Psychiatry 2006;30(6):444-50



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2-s2.0-39049195985   3 Citations


OBJECTIVE: This article provides an overview of how trainees, faculty, and institutions use technology for acquiring knowledge, skills, and attitudes for practicing modern medicine.

METHOD: The authors reviewed the literature on medical education, technology, and change, and identify the key themes and make recommendations for implementing technology in medical education.

RESULTS: Administrators and faculty should initially assess their own competencies with technology and then develop a variety of teaching methods that use technology to improve their curricula. Programs should decrease the general knowledge-based content of curricula and increase the use of technology for learning skills. For programs to be successful, they must address faculty development, change management, and funding.

CONCLUSIONS: Willingness for change, collaboration, and leadership at all levels are essential factors for successfully implementing technology.

Author List

Hilty DM, Benjamin S, Briscoe G, Hales DJ, Boland RJ, Luo JS, Chan CH, Kennedy RS, Karlinsky H, Gordon DB, Yellowlees PM, Yager J


Carlyle H. Chan MD Professor in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Advisory Committees
Capital Financing
Education, Medical
Education, Medical, Continuing
Educational Technology
Organizational Innovation
Students, Medical
United States