Kenar D. Jhaveri, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and a member of the Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension at North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center, recently received the 2013 Miriam Friedman Ben-David Award for his work in developing innovative teaching tools to enhance medical education, including the use of crosswords and anagrams to teach nephrology.
As the field nephrology is rapidly advancing, technological changes are changing the face of learning. Understanding how the current generation of “digital natives” learn and understand topics is vastly important. The current students and residents were born when computers and electronic gadgets were considered a part and parcel of their learning structures. The primary focus of this review is on the change in learning and teaching modalities in this digital age and how we foresee the future of nephrology education in a case based format.