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Computer-assisted instruction in surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  347616     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) is an educational medium which provides a highly interactive, adaptive, and individualized learning experience for the student or physician. A CAI system has benn developed to prepare a curriculum in general surgery. The surgical seminars written on this system have been used enthusiastically by students, residents, and interns for the past 18 months. Using a computer terminal (printer or television screen) connected by telephone to a minicomputer, the user participates in simulated seminars with the authors, viewing information and answering questions based on the material presented. The student responds by typing the answer in his own words, and the computer (author) responds with further information designed specifically for that answer. This response may support or contest what the student said, may branch the student to material covered previously, or instead may lead the student through as much remedial material as he needs. A more sophisticated student will progress rapidly through the seminar. Twenty-five surgeon/authors (at 15 medical schools) are preparing seminars, and it is planned that a complete library in general surgery will be available to departments of surgery nationally by September, 1978, via the Health Education Network.
J D Halverson; W F Ballinger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0039-6060     ISO Abbreviation:  Surgery     Publication Date:  1978 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-06-28     Completed Date:  1978-06-28     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417347     Medline TA:  Surgery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  633-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Computer-Assisted Instruction*
Education, Medical*
Education, Medical, Continuing
General Surgery / education*

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