One Hundred New Medical Students Receive iPads

This fall the Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library continued its iPad initiative, now in its second year. New iPads were deployed to one hundred new first year medical students of the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine. Each student was personally greeted by library director, Nadine Dexter, who shared with them details about how the library’s iPad initiative began in 2010 and about the library’s two-year mobile technology study. The library once again was one of the most popular stops at the UCF COM orientation fair, featuring its famous popcorn machine and a stunning display of an iPad floating in water protected by a waterproof sheath.

Library Director Nadine Dexter greets a first year medical student receiving his iPad

From left: Library Coordinator Faith Schafer-Moody at the library’s Orientation Fair table, Medical Informatics Librarian, Michael Garner, and UCF COM Dean, Dr. Deborah German. The library’s table showcased an iPad floating in water.