You might not want to know that hard-pressed medical students now have access to an app that aims to boost their presentation skills. That’s right, the idea that the sum knowledge of doctor training can be distilled down to a mobile app is alarming.
Fortunately, that’s not the case. The app in point is designed to improve medical students’ presentation skills–getting them to focus on a patient case study and present their ideas about it.
The app, MyMedicalTutor, allows the medical students to beef up their knowledge about a series of illnesses and then present back to themselves…recording them as they do so.
Clearly the app takes full advantage of mobile phone recording and playback functionality. But that seems to be the only dependency.
The team at imedicalapps.com has reviewed the app that retails on the apple store at $4.99. Their verdict? It’s not bad as a presentation skills review tool for student doctors. But its value remains limited as a medical learning and education tool.
Whether you’d really want to be in the audience for one of these presentations is another matter. But we gather that examiners are probably the target audience for the medical presenters. That’s some relief for audiences everywhere.