Digital Content and Textbooks for a Tablet-based Medical Curriculum: A Review of the iMedEd Initiative at UC Irvine

Presented by Warren Wiechmann on March 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm

This webinar will take an in-depth look at the digital content being utilized in UC Irvine’s iMedEd Curriculum – one of the first iPad-based medical school curriculums. Specifically, the discussion will focus on digital textbooks – platforms available, feature comparisons, and decision-making process for acquisition – as well as apps used as supplements to the curriculum.

Presenter Bios

Warren WiechmannWarren Wiechmann currently serves as the Faculty Director of Instructional Technologies at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the project leader for the school’s iMedEd Initiative (www.imeded.uci.edu), a comprehensive digital overhaul of the curriculum which uses the iPad as its centerpiece for curricular innovation.

Though relatively new in this position, his IT roots as a graphic designer and web applications developer pre-date his career in medicine. Throughout his medical training, he employed his programming background to enhance different facets of the medical student and resident experience, from the creation of the school’s first student intranet and online scheduling website to a comprehensive patient-tracking and management system for the UC Irvine Department of Emergency Medicine.

His interests include integration of technology to improve clinical workflows and efficiency, instructional technology and information design to enhance education, mobile and asynchronous learning, and the development of a medical student curriculum in informatics and instructional technology.

Dr. Wiechmann is also a practicing board-certified Emergency Medicine physician with the University of California, San Francisco-Fresno residency program and part of their Division of Emergency Ultrasound. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine.