1 Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension, North Shore LIJ Health System,
Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, 100 Community Drive, Great Neck, NY 11021, USA
2 Nephrology Division, W. G. (Bill) Hefner
3 VA Medical Center - Salisbury, NC, USA
As the field nephrology is rapidly advancing, technological changes are changing the face of learning.
Understanding how the current generation of “digital natives” learn and understand topics is vastly important. The current
students and residents were born when computers and electronic gadgets were considered a part and parcel of their
learning structures. The primary focus of this review is on the change in learning and teaching modalities in this digital
age and how we foresee the future of nephrology education in a case based format.
Keywords : Nephrology education, e learning, blogs, twitter, Google, web based learning, internet.
Received Date: 23/7/2012 Revision Received Date: 2/8/2012 Acceptance Date: 6/8/2012 Electronic publication date: 24/8/2012
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