NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine integrates telemedicine into 1st-year curriculum

A medical school in Jonesboro, Ark., is teaching first-year students about how to use telemedicine, according to Region 8 News, an ABC affiliate.

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, on the campus of Arkansas State University, hopes that including telemedicine in the curriculum will help medical students become comfortable with the new technology.

"If we continue to introduce medical students into the practice of medicine but don't include telemedicine, when they finally get into practice and they're acting as attending physicians they will not be prepared to delivered telemedicine services and they will be foreign to that," Darren Sommer, DO, a telemedicine assistant professor at the school, told Region 8 News.

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