RESEARCH ARTICLE


Nephrology Education in the Electronic Era - A Case Based Review



Kenar D. Jhaveri*, 1, 2, Deepa Malieckal1, Ezra Israel2, Tushar Vachharajani3
1 Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension, North Shore LIJ Health System, Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, 100 Community Drive, Great Neck, NY 11021, USA
2 Nephrology Division, W. G. (Bill) Hefner
3 VA Medical Center - Salisbury, NC, USA


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Abstract

As the field nephrology is rapidly advancing, technological changes are changing the face of learning. Understanding how the current generation of “digital natives” learn and understand topics is vastly important. The current students and residents were born when computers and electronic gadgets were considered a part and parcel of their learning structures. The primary focus of this review is on the change in learning and teaching modalities in this digital age and how we foresee the future of nephrology education in a case based format.

Keywords : Nephrology education, e learning, blogs, twitter, Google, web based learning, internet.