By Dr. Eduardo Mayorga
Maintaining attention when lecturing medical students or residents is not easy. One of the ways we capture attention is making our lecture interactive by asking questions.
One of the problems we have with this is that we usually use a volunteer approach, and those not paying attention usually do not volunteer.
A way to avoid this is pinpointing someone to answer the question. If we just choose someone at will, the selection system may seem unfair.
To make it fair for all you can use an electronic random name picker. These apps allow you to build lists and save them for randomly selecting names in the class.
See below 2 examples for Android and iPhone. Have fun.