After the gradual changes in my clinical habits in the past year, I have finally found enough justification to purchase an iPad mini.
Over the course of my third year, I found myself needing to record notes, read references, and research topics in further detail. One of my saving graces was always the hospital library that afforded me a place to study and access valuable information. In fourth year, this will be much more challenging.
Not wanting to carry textbooks like Harrison’s or Cecil’s Principles of Internal Medicine with me, the versatile weight and form factors of tablet computers are advantageous for clinical work. I will be spending the next few days setting it up for what I hope to be many years of service on and off the ward.