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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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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/t...nd_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
 
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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:
 

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Originally posted by ericdamiansean
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:
Exactly, more that I could ever use/read...

Not to mention the PalmaSutra!! a must have

http://www.palmasutra.org/eng/
 

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

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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?

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Originally posted by ashkan33
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
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.
 

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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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