APA summit on medical student education task force on informatics and technology: steps to enhance the use of technology in education through faculty development, funding and change management
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
*Advisory Committees; *Capital Financing; Education, Medical; Education, Medical, Continuing; Educational Technology; *Faculty; Humans; Informatics; Organizational Innovation; *Psychiatry; *Students, Medical; Teaching; United States
OBJECTIVE: This article provides an overview of how trainees, faculty, and institutions use technology for acquiring knowledge, skills, and attitudes for practicing modern medicine.
METHOD: The authors reviewed the literature on medical education, technology, and change, and identify the key themes and make recommendations for implementing technology in medical education.
RESULTS: Administrators and faculty should initially assess their own competencies with technology and then develop a variety of teaching methods that use technology to improve their curricula. Programs should decrease the general knowledge-based content of curricula and increase the use of technology for learning skills. For programs to be successful, they must address faculty development, change management, and funding.
CONCLUSIONS: Willingness for change, collaboration, and leadership at all levels are essential factors for successfully implementing technology.
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Citation: Acad Psychiatry. 2006 Nov-Dec;30(6):444-50. Link to article on publisher's site
Hilty, Donald M.; Benjamin, Sheldon; Briscoe, Gregory; Hales, Deborah J.; Boland, Robert J.; Luo, John S.; Chan, Carlyle H.; Kennedy, Robert S.; Karlinsky, Harry; Gordon, Daniel B.; Yellowlees, Peter M.; and Yager, Joel, "APA summit on medical student education task force on informatics and technology: steps to enhance the use of technology in education through faculty development, funding and change management" (2006). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 464.