Now more than ever we’re experiencing how technology can disrupt and benefit our lives at rates of advancement that are possibly unprecedented.
These shifts can be seen in various aspects of the education sector as well, not least medical education. At the broader level, medical schools and institutions are adapting their curriculums in view of the changing technological landscape, and patient simulation is becoming more realistic.
Even big tech is getting in on the game with Apple and Google establishing segments with a bigger focus on health care.
It may come as no surprise, therefore, that medical students are trading in their university courses for online learning instead. This new normal has created fertile ground for a raft of online providers, like Lecturio, UWord and Amboss to name a few, that are harnessing advanced technologies to help students memorize the copious amounts of material they need to learn for hard exams like the United States Medical Licensing Examination — USMLE.
What is disruptive tech?
To understand more about these changes in medical education, let’s consider what we mean by disruptive tech.
Disruptive technology is one that displaces what’s already on the market, giving way to a completely new industry.
For education, disruptive technologies have taken the form of online learning, cloud services, chat-based collaboration platforms, competency-based education, virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence.
How disruptive technology is improving medical education?
All of these innovations have improved how we learn or are currently breaking new ground in the education space. To understand how,