Like newly introduced drugs or diagnostic imaging technologies, computer-aided instruction is undergoing a honeymoon period in academic medicine. Enticed by both the novelty and high technology, medical schools have quickly followed (or led) other educational institutions in providing students with computer-aided instruction hardware and software.1 Yet Pusic found pediatric residents at his institution had decidedly mixed user profiles regarding computer-aided instruction and the Internet. This is neither surprising nor worrisome.
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