An interview with Matt MacInnis, Founder and CEO of Inkling. Matt discusses his vision for Inkling, collaboration with a range of medical schools, interactive textbooks, memorable moments and the future of medical education
Tag: digital medical textbooks
by: Joshua James Harding BSc Hons (MS2) Historically, anatomy has always been a cornerstone in medical education. Until recently, dissection and didactic lectures have predominated. The publication of the General Medical Council’s guidelines for UK medical schools, set out in the document Tomorrow’s Doctor’s, recommends that undue emphasis on detail is not required and calls […]
3D4Medical.com have recently released a number of their celebrated NOVA series apps in the Mac App Store. This is the first time, we have seen a major iOS medical app developer port a successful iOS app onto the Mac platform. There are a number of implications for physicians, medical educators and students everywhere who now have an additional tool which they can use to help teach/learn anatomy.
Anatomy is a highly visual field. The images are as important – if not even more so – than the text, so that is the first thing I focused my attention on with Essential Clinical Anatomy by Moore. As with other Inkling books, all figures are embedded in crisp, clear text. Selecting the figure brings up an isolated view that magnifies the image and provides a caption. Using the pinch maneuver, the image can be expanded with almost no grainy pixels. I was quite impressed with the brilliance and overall quality of the figures.
Inklings success is based on transforming standard electronic texts into interactive delights through the use of five major feature areas including Price, Search, Quiz, Media Integration and Social integration. Together these features mean textbooks from Inkling are significantly easier to learn from than standard textbooks.