SMARTPHONE APP DEVELOPED AT CONCORD
PRESENTED AT NORTH CYPRUS CONFERENCE
ATHENS, W.Va. – A smartphone application developed at Concord University in coordination with the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) received international recognition at a recent medical conference in North Cyprus.
Aimed at facilitating how students at the WVSOM learn medical terminology, the app is the work of Concord software developers Miranda N. Martin and Dr. W.R. Winfrey along with Dr. James W. Nemitz, vice president for administration and external relations at the osteopathic school. An Oak Hill, W.Va. native, Martin graduated from Concord in 2009. Winfrey is a professor of mathematics at Concord.
The trio traveled to the Mediterranean island this past fall to present at the 1st International Conference on E-Health and Telemedicine. The gathering was held Oct. 10 - 12, 2011 at Near East University in North Cyprus.
First year medical students at the WVSOM learn anatomical terms for body parts then advance to learning eponyms for these same structures during their third year surgical rotation. The osteopathic school produced a booklet containing this information that students have used in their studies. The smartphone app developed at Concord contains the booklet’s information in a mobile format. Students have the information they need readily accessible on their phones eliminating the need to carry around the booklet.
Miranda N. Martin at the North Cyprus conference