How will iPad change the way medical students integrate socially? The iPad will force a new level of real time interaction between students. Beyond the mainstream social players like Facebook which would present present huge HIPAA issues during the latter years of medical school, students will need a platform to integrate dialog and discussion without being hobbled by legally scripted deidentification of information. Evolving applications like iMedExchange may be a player here. If schools don’t provide an approved space for this dialog, students will make their own.