Using Web 2.0 in medical education

mededA growing number of students and clinicians are embracing Internet-based tools, including Web 2.0 applications and Virtual Patients to enhance medical education.

Dr James Bateman, a specialist registrar in rheumatology and internal medicine from the University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust is involved with teaching medical students at the University of Warwick, in the UK. He is also one of the founders of Medical Educator UK, a website that utilises Web 2.0 tools to provide revision aids for medical students.

Here, Dr Bateman talks to eViP about the advantages, challenges and potential of using Internet-based e-learning tools in medical education.

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