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UNC School of Medicine is active in incorporating technology into medical education. Each medical student receives a fully loaded iPad that is his or hers to use during medical school.

These devices will give students constant access to tools that will help them in large group lectures, small group sections, and much more. The tablets also help student on each clinical rotation, and include electronic textbooks, instructional videos, web content, NBME exam review materials, bedside communication aids, drug references, and much more. While providing point-of-care resources and tools at the touch of the screen, students’ educational experiences will be enriched by this dynamic and highly interactive learning environment.

The devices will be used:

  • In class – to take notes in large group settings, to share their screen in small group environments, to read texts and to study for exams
  • At point of care – in the hospital, in the clinic, on rounds, before a procedure, or to find answers to clinical questions
  • At bedside – using multiple apps and resources to improve patient communication, education, and participation in their medical care
  • At home – with key articles, topic reviews, test preparation, videos
  • Anytime – to review a lecture that has been given in a prior session or formatted for online learning

Professionalism and iPad Use

Review information that will maximize your clinical experience using iPads while maintaining awareness of professionalism in the clinical setting.

How To Video Tutorials

Learn about ways to use your iPad and explore capabilities that will enrich your clinical learning.


Discover common questions and answers to help maximize your iPad experience.

Key iPad Apps

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