It’s no mystery that medical school and medicine, in general, requires quite a bit of memorization. There is no real way around this, you need a solid foundation of knowledge in order to create and manage patients. However, there are some aspects of medicine that I feel take memorization too far and can create inefficiencies. […]
My First Experience with EMRs
Recently, I had the opportunity to work in a local doctor’s office. Because I’m a medical student, I was allowed more opportunities and responsibilities than I’ve ever had before. I was able to utilize the office’s electronic medical record (EMR) system when I interviewed patients. I’m not sure what software they were using, but I […]
Dragon is Awesome!
I had the opportunity to observe Dragon’s speech to text software utilized in a clinical setting. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this software, it basically allows doctors to dictate their notes by talking into a microphone. The software then converts the voice into text that it pastes into whatever text editing screen […]