Just speaking from experience, I loved mine to bits while I was a student (now grad'd).
I used a Toshiba model, that ran Windows...so I could do all of my scheduling on Outlook, and sync it with my pocket PC. Since my schedule was CRAZY with assignments, work, clinical, classes, appointments, etc...I needed it just for this reason.
Another great thing for clinicals was that we needed to do "journals" including pt care plans
, dx, meds, scheduling, psychosocial, assessments...etc. So I created a template on my pocket PC, and did them on my computer while I was in the hospital, while my fellow students were handwriting them out then had to type them later ;-)
Personally, I never got any fun software like Epocrates, or PT tracker stuff...but by the time I got my handheld, I was in 3rd year and had a fairly good base of knowledge to work from.
I would totally recommend getting one, just do some homework first. Personally, the Palm ones I had some issues with (I hate the Palm platform), so I opted for Windows...but not everyone is a windaz fan.
Much luck with the handheld, and with school :hatparty: