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PDA for med school?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by JulianCrane, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. JulianCrane

    JulianCrane The Power of Intention
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    Should I buy a PDA for med school? I just thought they were always cool, and plus, I hate opening up my planner and flipping through pages and such. Any thoughts?
     
  2. lotanna

    lotanna Child of God
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    I'd check out the Palm tungsten C, its really tight! 400mHz so its fast, 64mb ram and it has wireless connection, so u can use it anywhere that has wireless internet like starbucks, airports and stuff. Lowest price out there is like $270
    You can download medical dictionary, epocrates and other med software. It can be ur auxilary brain :laugh:

    You can have your notes handy, time is of essence in med schl, so its always good to have a handy schedule. Most people say not to get till 3rd yr, but I've had 1 b4, and i'm going to get one this summer
     
  3. BioMedResearch

    BioMedResearch Senior Member
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    If you've got the cash go blackberry. Not only do you get a TMobile/ATT/Verizon cell-phone (depending on your carrier), you get full wireless internet almost anywhere in the world plus PIM functions and java applets.
     
  4. I'm not sure if med school is different, but I bought a Palm m125 2 or 3 years ago for undergrad with the plan that it would help me to get organized. For me, it was the worst investment. I found that my brain or a simple desk calendar was just as effective and cheaper for keeping track of assignments and appointments. Now I am left with an obsolete device that would fetch me $20 on ebay if I am lucky. Now for rotating in the hospitals, it might be more worthwhile because of epocrates and the such. I did load epocrates on my PDA just to provide some amusement when I was in a boring class. For some reason, reading the drug info for viagra was infinitely funny while I was sitting in my Women's literature class.
     
  5. Xega

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    Actually I think HP is doing a promotion where if you buy a pda from them you can trade in your old pda for a $50 discount, more if the PDA is newer.
     
  6. DaniDoc

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    I'd DEFINITELY say that if you're committed to being/getting organized, go with some sort of PDA. I'm a 3rd year Undergrad student, and had sworn by those big desk calendars until this past Winter Break, when i finally bit the bullet and got an HP iPAQ. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. I have so much going on that it's important to stay up-to-date on stuff, and if you're diligent about updating it, the PDA can be an excellent tool. Can't tell you how many people have said "wow, how organized you are!" since I got it....and yes, I really am now!
     
  7. Jsscales05

    Jsscales05 Imaginary Tiger
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    I just bought the Sony Clie UX50. It is a sweet little machine.. . picked it up on UBid.com for $370. The unit comes with both Wifi and Bluetooth. Palm has a great amount of programs for download. I have already installed Medcalc and Due Yesterday, both are great programs. Nothing beats the keyboard because the shortscript writing I have just never been able to get used to. All in all I love my new UX50 and look forward to applying it in school.
     

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