Preceptorship

A manageable approach to integrating personal digital assistants into a family medicine clerkship.

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Jun 06, 2006

Personal digital assistants (PDAs) were incorporated into the six-week Family Medicine Clerkship in 2002 to achieve two major goals: tracking students' outpatient encounters at preceptor sites and providing opportunities to use PDAs during medical visits.

Implementation of handheld devices.

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Nov 04, 2008

With the rapid introduction of technology in nursing education, information regarding its implementation in undergraduate curricula is emerging. The authors describe the implementation process used to integrate personal digital assistants into an undergraduate nursing curriculum.

Survey of pharmacy preceptors' use of hand-held electronic devices.

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Feb 06, 2009

OBJECTIVES: To describe pharmacy preceptors' use of personal digital assistants (PDAs)/hand-held electronic devices and drug information (DI) software for these devices and to determine whether preceptors believed that training students to use DI software for these devices was important.

An analysis of students' clinical experiences in an integrated primary care clerkship.

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Jul 12, 2002

PURPOSE: Combining complementary clinical content into an integrated clerkship curriculum should enhance students' abilities to develop skills relevant to multiple disciplines, but how educational opportunities in primary care ambulatory settings complement each other is unknown.

Are personal digital assistants an acceptable incentive for rural community-based preceptors?

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Nov 07, 2005

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study's objective was to evaluate the acceptability, effect, and use of handheld computers (also known as personal digital assistants or PDAs) as a reward for undergraduate rural community-based family medicine preceptors.

Preclinical preceptorships in medical school: can curricular objectives be met in diverse teaching settings?

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Apr 21, 2006

BACKGROUND: Although preclinical preceptorships for medical students during the first 2 years are now common, little is known about how well the curricular objectives can be met in clinical training sites.