How iPods help your Doctor
The Beats Go On
Medical students use iPods to learn the sounds of unhealthy hearts. Rocking out to 'aortic regurgitation.'
I knew that some universities were giving out iPods to new students, and making lectures and other materials available for use on them, but this is just cool!
I especially like the part at the end-
"I had a feeling this was a skill you could pick up without any medical background at all," he says, "so I secretly put a marketing major in our classes and had him learn these heartbeats on his iPod. At the end of the class he scored equal to any of the med students. This kid couldn't spell 'mitral regurgitation,' but he could learn to recognize it."