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I .T skills in Doctors

  1. 1. Recommendations regarding basic informatics skills for medical students. San Francisco Davis San Diego
  2. 2. <ul><li>On entering medical school, students should have proficiency in: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Basic microcomputer operation (the ability to run DOS-, Windows-, and/or Macintosh-based systems; navigate between applications; and open, close, transfer, save, and back-up files); </li></ul><ul><li>2. Basic word processing (the ability to create, edit, and print simple documents). </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>By completion of medical school, students should </li></ul><ul><li>have the following skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate word processing : </li></ul><ul><li>Information search and retrieval : </li></ul><ul><li>the ability to retrieve relevant, timely information from the medical literature using printed sources or online databases. </li></ul><ul><li>3 . Information management : </li></ul><ul><li>the ability to organize and manage information and data </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>4. Communication , including: </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic mail </li></ul><ul><li>(the ability to send, receive, save, forward, and attach files to e-mail messages); </li></ul><ul><li>Newsgroups and Listservs </li></ul><ul><li>(the ability to subscribe, unsubscribe, and post messages to and find messages by topic); </li></ul><ul><li>File transfer </li></ul><ul><li>(the ability to use FTP client software) </li></ul><ul><li>Telnet </li></ul><ul><li>(the ability to log into a remote computer ); and </li></ul><ul><li>World Wide Web </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>5. Data Analysis : </li></ul><ul><li>the ability to analyze and interpret data, including the assessment of methodological strengths and weaknesses in the published literature; </li></ul><ul><li>6. Presentation: </li></ul><ul><li>the ability to present information effectively, </li></ul><ul><li>both orally and in writing. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Additional skills desirable but not essential
  7. 7. <ul><li>1. Understanding of Bayesian and non-Bayesian </li></ul><ul><li>methods of decision analysis, </li></ul><ul><li>2. Meta-analysis techniques for quantitative comparison </li></ul><ul><li>of clinical research studies </li></ul><ul><li>3. Electronic hypertext publication methods </li></ul><ul><li>4. Principles of large-scale clinical and research </li></ul><ul><li>database design, </li></ul><ul><li>5. Methods for development and use of structured medical vocabularies; </li></ul><ul><li>6. Principles for design and evaluation of Telemedicine system </li></ul>
  8. 8. Dr.Neelesh Bhandari MBBS, MD (Path.) [email_address] digital-medicine.blogspot.com
  9. 9. RAKSHA MEdRC educational technologies Democratization of health information

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