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Given the value we place on ‘human’ qualities such as empathy, it is difficult to imagine a future where doctors are fully replaced by ‘Medibots’ as predicted by some. However, the integration of technology into the education domain is ubiquitous; innovations include EEG monitored high fidelity simulation,1 free open access medical education (FOAMED) and Google glass facilitated patient encounters.2
It is this increase in technologies, along with a deeper appreciation of educational psychology and pedagogy that has led to a significant change in the way medical learners are taught.
In this article, we describe our experience of using one example of technology, the mobile device, for the assessment of both students and our practice, as we strive as medical educators to keep abreast of technological advances. This drives innovation in our curriculum and …
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