Smart Games and Apps for Medical Education

Timothy Aungst, PharmD

Some Background

If you attended the recent AACP Annual Meeting this year, you surely saw all the attention that games are getting as a way to help educate pharmacy students. No suprise, the rest of the medical community has also turned an eye to such areas. I was fortunate to attend Stanfords MedXEd conference a recently, and several companies were showcasing such products. 

Most of the apps and platforms discussed were geared towards medical and nursing students. However, there is a large amount here that could be used in pharmacy education. Of note, I think the initial success some of these platforms are seeing, and their adoption by students, demonstrates the viable market of such tech in pharmacy education as well. I would suggest looking into these platforms as a possible tool to learn from.