ERIC Number: ED041474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
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Application of Advanced Technology to Undergraduate Medical Education. Memorandum.
Farquhar, J. A.; And Others
Advanced technology will have a great effect on medical education because it can speed up medical education and boost the quality of instruction without straining the capacity of medical schools to expand or driving costs to unreasonable levels. Six examples of an application of advanced technology to medical education are described in this report: computer assisted instruction (CAI), computer assisted self evaluation, ultra-microfiche retrieval and display, electronic video recording (EVR), and two multimedia aids known as the "Clinical Encounter Simulator" and the "Patient Management Decision Aid". The goals of applying technology to medical education are discussed, and questions are raised that must be answered prior to any attempt at widespread implementation of the systems described. The remainder of the report is concerned with sketching out directions for future research. Two examples of the form and possible results of such research are provided. An appendix estimates the costs of setting up a microform medical library system with equipment for search, retrieval, and use of information. (JY)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Medical Education, Medical Libraries, Medical Schools, Multimedia Instruction, Self Evaluation, Simulation, Videotape Recordings
The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($2.00)
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Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.