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KCOM first-year students receive iPads

KCOM’s class of 2016 received new iPads on Aug. 9, during student orientation on the Kirksville, Mo., campus. In addition to receiving iPads, students also participated in iPad training sessions sponsored by ITS.

This is the first full class to receive iPads, and students did not pay any additional fees. Tuition costs were restructured to include the cost of the iPads. Additionally, the iPad implementation is expected to create a cost savings to the University of $80,000-$100,000 per graduating class.

The group of students behind the implementation realized iPads could provide students with many benefits including convenient studying and better organization. Also, as medicine and technology become more integrated, experience with iPads will prepare them to become physicians of the future.

“Students will be able to go into hospitals and serve the patients better because they have an understanding of the technology that’s being used and how to use it for the benefit of the patient,” says second-year BioMed student Talon Anderson.



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