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UCI medical school shifts to digital curriculum
OC Metro

UC Irvine School of Medicine wants to change the way the physicians of tomorrow learn, so it’s giving each member of its incoming class of 2014 a 16-gigabyte, 3G wireless iPad tablet computer. And if that’s not cool enough, each iPad comes pre-loaded with all of the necessities for the first year of coursework and access to hundreds of medical applications, including digital stethoscopes and ultrasound units.

UC Irvine officials say it’s part of a new technology iMedEd Initiative to “revolutionize” the School of Medicine and promote individualized and small-group learning for “a richer medical school experience.”