all students in the clerkship are provided iPads, the iPads will also insure that students get 24-hour access to comprehensive learning tools and student support services. As a learning tool inside and outside of the classroom, the iBook will blend the theories of problem-based learning in interactive-simulated style to help these medical students practice their critical thinking while fostering intrinsic motivation to learn and collaborate with others. Not only will the iBook aid students with their own learning, but it will also give instructors a way to measure the progress of their students by gathering data about their student’s advancement through iBook simulations and iBook assessment exams. Overall, the project will help all medical students in the Neurology clerkship to better succeed in the program and become better critically thinking medical professionals in the process.
The aim of this study was to develop and design an instructional eBook for neurology clerkship in a medical school. Since clerkship programs immerse students in clinical environments, the instructional eBook was created to provide students a practical way to learn clinical concepts away from the clinical setting. The eBook was also designed to provide clerkship instructors with avenues to effectively gauge and evaluate student learning even when students are away from the clinical setting. A review of the literature was conducted to examine the body of knowledge that exist in the developing and designing an instructional eBook for medical students within a clinical setting. In this regard, the subjects covered include best practices for clinical instruction, instructor certification, student MD certification, and instructional technologies in clinical settings.
Clinical instructions are the recommendations that clinicians have to follow concerning caring for patients who have particular problems. They are usually founded on the best available evidence that has been obtained through