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Tablet computer-based multimedia enhanced medical training improves performance in gastroenterology and endoscopy board style exam compared with traditional medical education

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  • Contributors DCB had the idea, designed and led the project. IW programmed the tablet PCs and collected the data. UG, IW and DCB performed the analyses and interpreted the results. DCB wrote the first draft, and all authors edited and finally approved the manuscript prior to submission.

  • Funding The tablet PCs and other hardware used in this project were provided as part of the Technology for Teaching Higher Education Grant Award to DCB. GESAP was provided under a special license free of charge by American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) (Downers Grove, Illinois, USA). Springer Publishers (New York, New York, USA) provided access free of charge to its entire eBook collection for the duration of this project. This project received additional support by Charité's Vice Dean for Education Office and a grant of the eLWisMed initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF, Berlin, Germany) to DCB.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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