August 26, 2009 | Studenten | obst |
Epocrates’ fourth annual Future Physicians of America survey polled more than 1,000 medical students about their technology preferences and habits. Epocrates found that nearly 90 percent of medical students view information available through mobile or online drug and disease references, like Epocrates’ own offerings, as “highly credible.” (second only to medical journals). Epocrates found that students are four times more likely to consult a mobile reference for a clinical question than ask their own attending physician [and fourty times more likely than ask their own attending librarian ]. One of the more interesting charts from Epocrates survey breaks down the type of smartphones these medical students use (see above).