Assoc. Prof. Erle Lim
Assoc Professor Erle CH Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore, and obtained his Masters in Medicine (Internal Medicine) from the same university. He was a Fellow to the Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow and trained in Neurology at the Singapore General Hospital, after which he completed his training in Movement Disorders at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. He is currently Senior Consultant Neurologist at the National University Hospital and was Assistant Dean of Education at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.
Erle Lim’s subspecialty interest is in Movement disorders, focusing on clinical applications of Botulinum toxin, Parkinson’s disease, Spasticity and Dystonia. He has lectured on Neurology and Movement Disorders, and teaches techniques of Botulinum toxin injection using electromyographic guidance to regional neurologists. He has published over 100 papers in international journals, covering topics in general neurology, movement disorders, botulinum toxin, general medicine and medical education. He is Deputy Editor of the Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Medicine Research. He sits on the specialist training committee in Neurology. He was awarded the faculty teaching excellence award, the university’s annual excellence teaching award and the university’s outstanding educator award.
Smart Devices in Medical Education – The Way Forward?
Many medical schools and hospitals are finding ways to us SMART devices to better engage their students and improve the quality of their education. Many mobile apps exist for medical uses, to make the educational journey more enriching and to facilitate the work of the busy physician and trainee. Yet, new is not necessarily better, and Puentedura reminds us to examine how we are utilising technology for educational purposes - ie are we using devices to substitute, augment, modify or redefine other educational tools?
In this talk, we examine how smart devices can be used to engage and stimulate the student, look at recent developments to determine what can be used in medical education, and what is just another flash in the pan.