Use of technology to revolutionise medical education: US Expert

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Chennai, Jun 25 (UNI) Medical Education could get revolutionised in future with the use of technologies like computers, Information Technology, web based information and simulation, Prof Thomas H Aretz, Vice-President for Education, Partners Harvard Medical International, said today.

Delivering a special lecture in connection with the platinum jubilee celebration of the Medical Council of India (MCI) at Sri Ramachandra University here, he said use of innovative practice in medical insititutions was already in vogue in the United States.

''Technology can provide greater efficiency, create better effectiveness, expand capabilities and reach and serve new markets,'' he said.

Once modern technology was used, the emphasis would shift from teacher-centered to student-centered education, he said.

However, a fair amount of research needs to be done to study the improvements that could be brought about in medical education, he added.

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