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http://extra.upmc.com/2010Extra/Dec3/images/computer.jpgThe Student Technology Committee of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is committed to bringing the student voice to medical education technology. Our group unites the perspectives and lived experiences of medical students with technology acumen and excitement for improving the environment in which we learn.

As the official liaisons between the medical students, the school administration, and IT leaders, our primary role is to help guide discussion and implementation of technologies in the academic environment. We have been involved with bringing iPads to the gross anatomy lab, piloting VSTAR systems, and guiding development of new evaluation tools for the clinical clerkships.

An equally important part of our work is developing new technologies and bringing them not just to students, but to the healthcare community as a whole – from improving the way house staff can use technology to deliver patient care to inviting leaders of medical technology for our Tech Talk Series.

Many of our initiatives have been part of medical education research presented at national conferences. We invite you to explore more of our past and present research and projects.

Our Goals and Purpose

  1. Serve as student liaisons between students and administration, IT staff, and course directors with regard to all technologies related to the Vanderbilt School of Medicine curriculum

  2. Serve as a student advisory panel for continued development and improvement of technology involved in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine curriculum

  3. Develop, pilot, and assess new uses of technology or instruction related to technology in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine

  4. Promote informatics, consumer and workplace technology, and their applications in medicine and education at Vanderbilt and abroad