Whether we are admitting a new patient with unfamiliar symptoms, prescribing an antibiotic with unusual dosing, or trying to identify a rash in the clinic, many of us turn to our smartphones and tablets for assistance. The search for easily accessible and trustworthy information is not an easy one. How do we begin to wade through the massive amount of websites, databases, and phone apps to improve our practice and learning?
Lucky for us, Dr. Neelima Thati is on the E-Learning Committee of APDIM (Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine)!
“The APDIM E-Learning Committee has set out to understand the breadth of what apps can do and the features that make them effective.”
To this end, Dr. Thati and her colleagues on the E-Learning Committee will be launching an “App of the Month” initiative. Each app will have to meet certain criteria (free of commercial bias, free cost, coming from a renowned source like the ePSS app comes from USPSTF etc.). As these applications are announced, they will be posted here on WSUMED.com, so be sure to check back and add them to your smartphones and tablets.