Internet and medical student in Marrakech

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, Trauma Department, Mohammed VI University Hospital, Morocco.
Annals of African medicine 01/2010; 9(2):68-72. DOI: 10.4103/1596-3519.64756
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The implementation of ICT in the academic curriculum is a part of the e-reform of the undergraduate education currently ongoing at the Moroccan medical school. In order to evaluate the efficiency of such reform, the authors have conducted a survey at the Marrakech school of medicine including 200 students.
A comparison between the third year medical students and sixth year medical students was performed in our university Hospital.
The majority of the students have a personal computer and internet access. Our study shows no significant differences between third year medical students and sixth year medical students. In both students' groups the level of internet and computer access, the internet skills, the opinions on internet use and ICT implementation and the difficulties encountered when using internet for medical purpose were similar. This can be explained by the lack of no implementation of ICT in our university.
The learning process is still based on traditional methods. Educational authorities have to train students to improve their internet skills.

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