Central Florida issues iPod Touches to its med students

The University of Central Florida College of Medicine, now in just its second year, is one of a growing number of med schools offering mobile devices to all its students--in this case, the iPod Touch--after making the radical discovery that more accurate information leads to better care. "We want to teach [students] that good up-to-date knowledge is what all good physicians need to make good point-of-care decisions," Nadine Dexter, director of the school's health sciences library, tells the Orlando Sentinel. "We don't want them to make a decision based on a 10-year-old text sitting on a shelf." UCF is spending about $600 per iPod, including licenses for various medical apps, following the footsteps of the Ohio State University College of Medicine, which first issued iPod Touches in 2007, and, closer to home, Florida State University. Article