COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The iPod is going to medical school
Officials said Tuesday that an Apple Inc. (AAPL) (AAPL) portable media player will become standard equipment for Ohio State University med students.
They'll use the devices to view videos of medical treatments and review images of the human body and organs. Students with the handheld gadgets also will be able to show patients photographs to help identify medications they're already taking before any new drugs are given.
Third-year medical student Justin Harper is credited with recognizing the potential in the iPod "touch" model, equivalent to an Apple iPhone without the telephone features.
The university says within two years every Ohio State medical student will be issued an iPod touch loaded with special medical software.