Tele-attending can emulate and even improve bedside teaching and learning.

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Nov 02, 2017

Telemedicine can be used for education as well as clinical care. Wearable platforms now allow a remote student to "tele-present" cases to "Tele-Attending" elsewhere in real time. Most of the features that medical students rate as important can be accommodated in this paradigm. Augmenting the bedside case presentation with teaching material from on-line sources may even improve bedside rounds. Tele-attending should be explored in particular to meet needs of students at Regional Medical Centers.