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Let Patients Help: Make This a Must-Read Book in Medical Schools

When I wanted to include digital literacy in the medical curriculum, I worked really hard to get a chance for a pilot at a medical school with over 240 years of history. Now it has been running for 5 years. I teach medical students about the use of social media and how to deal with e-patients. Therefore when I came across and read the book, Let Patients Help, by E-Patient Dave, I knew this is what I was looking for.

I think we should make this book a must-read book in every medical school. To fulfill this huge mission, we need people working at medical schools who can work their way to the top and add it to the curriculum school by school.

If you work at a medical school or know someone who could help us, please let me know!


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  1. amcunningham #

    Hello Berci,

    We are starting a new curriculum in Cardiff very soon and I often recommend materials to be used. I’m lead for eLearning so I’m particularly on the lookout for digital content that we can use as that is the direction we are heading.

    I haven’t finished reading Dave’s book yet but it certainly looks like one that really should be considered by any curriculum and I will be pleased to recommend it. I’m off to buy a second copy to share with my colleague!


    May 6, 2013
  2. Great news, thank you! Let me know if I can help you in any ways.

    May 7, 2013
  3. Just informed ePatientDave that we will translate the book he launched at our TEDxNijmegen, into Dutch, create an eboon out of it and offer it to all our Medical Students and all other personell of Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center (11.000 colleagues in total)

    May 7, 2013
  4. I’m on the same mission, it’s being translated now to Hungarian.

    May 7, 2013
  5. epatientdave #

    For any future readers – it’s important to coordinate translation efforts, maintain the proper intent of my wording in all translations, etc, so please do be in touch with Berci, who is in touch with me.

    I’m also working on terms that should make translations attractive for people who want to manage a project in their language.

    btw, I’m so inspired that so many people want to do this!

    June 4, 2013

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