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essential freeware for pda's?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Yogi Bear, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear 2K Member
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    i'm trying to decide between a pocket pc or palm/clie. for those currently using a pda, what are the medical freeware programs available for each and what are the essential programs that a med student needs? (i.e. drug lookup, calculators, etc.). thanks.
     
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  3. ttac

    ttac Trust me, it's still fun.
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    I found the following programs to be useful, and put them on my Palm Zire71. They are all free. When I can scrape together a few more bucks I?ll put the 5 Minute Clinical Consult on there too.

    1. Epocrates: (download at www.epocrates.com) which has everything you ever wanted to know about any drug. Epocrates description (from a pocketpc website, but the palmpilot program is the same)
    http://www.medicalpocketpc.com/articles/review_epocrates.shtml

    2. Eponyms: Basically 1000+ eponyms with descriptions
    http://eponyms.net/eponyms.htm

    3. Kaplan Pharm Deck (Pharm flashcards) and Qbank to Go (100 questions)
    http://www.kaptest.com/repository/templates/ArticleInitDroplet.jhtml?_relPath=/repository/content/Medical_Licensing/Step_1/Courses_and_Services/Free_Services/ME_step1_palms.html

    4. Diagnosaurus (Free differential diagnoses for 1000+ Sx for your PDA)
    http://books.mcgraw-hill.com/medical/diagnosaurus/index.html

    5. More resources if you want ?em
    http://www3.umdnj.edu/stlibweb/pda.htm
     
  4. medic8m

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    Does anyone have a problem with sharing palm medical software, similar to sharing music with Napster?
     
  5. ericdamiansean

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    nopers..there are many other software which some smart people have cracked..so, you cna get it for free

    besides those freeware, the stuff you need would be
    medical dictionary
    abbreviations
    drugs
    mnemonics
    harrisons
    merck
    griffiths clinical consult
    drug calculator
    patient log
    and some games :clap:
     
  6. medic8m

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    Exactly, more that I could ever use/read...

    Not to mention the PalmaSutra!! a must have

    http://www.palmasutra.org/eng/
     
  7. mile_26

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    How much memory do you need to hold all those programs?
     
  8. medic8m

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    I bought a 256MB card for $90.00. I have everything listed above, plus some mp3's and pictures. I have used a little more than half of my memory. If you don't have an expansion slot you're sorta screwed.
     
  9. ashkan33

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    where did you get all those programs from? did you buy them or download them for free? i looked at stedmans med dict and it was $40. pretty steep which forces me to think it over. did you have to buy all of them?

    ash
     
  10. shebangs

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    Merck Medicus
     
  11. Yogi Bear

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    yeah..that's the problem i ran to when looking for software. seems like very few free stuff. if anyone knows of a product, please post a direct link rather than just casually mentioning a name. thanks.
     
  12. medic8m

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    For massive amounts of free medical PDA software:

    http://www.bearshare.com/

    Download and install the Bearshare software. Type "Medical PDA" or other search terms into the search box.

    There will be hundreds of files. There are bundles of PDA software also. These you will have to download and then expand. 90% of the software is useless crap but there are some gems.

    Also, be careful not to leave Bearshare running for days on end and have Virus software running when you use it.(just it case)
     

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