UC Irvine School of Medicine’s Revolutionary iPad Program to Utilize E-Textbooks from Elsevier

First-year med students will access four key titles, including Netter: Atlas of Human Anatomy, from their UCI-furnished iPads 

Philadelphia, PA – August 26, 2010 – Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today it will provide four key electronic textbook titles for UC Irvine School of Medicine’s new program that gives Apple iPads to its first-year medical students

Elsevier will provide UCI’s incoming medical students with access to Netter: Atlas of Human AnatomyGartner: Color Textbook of HistologyCostanzo Physiology and Nussbaum: Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine – all through their new iPads.

“We believe a digitally based curriculum is the future of medical education,” said Dr. Ralph V. Clayman, dean of the UCI School of Medicine. “Our commitment to provide these students with the best technology platform and content available is shared by Elsevier, which has responded quickly and positively to our request for high-quality e-textbooks accessible through the iPad.”

UCI School of Medicine students and faculty will use their iPads to access Student Consult, Elsevier’s online portal where students can access full textbooks plus additional interactive content. Student Consult is where UCI med students will find the four e-textbooks selected for the first term courses. Elsevier will work closely with UCI to monitor the use of the content and the iPads.

“UCI is setting the bar high for how medical schools students and professors should be interacting with medical textbooks,” said Randy Charles, Managing Director for Elsevier’s Global Clinical Reference Group. “We fully support UCI’s progressive move and are working hard to make more of our respected medical content available through mobile devices like the iPad and iPhone.” 

UCI anticipates it will add further Elsevier texts as the school year progresses. 

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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