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Must-have PDA programs?

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by JustBreathe, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. JustBreathe

    JustBreathe Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jun 15, 2005
    Just got a PDA and I'm trying to decide which programs to purchase or download for it. Any suggestions of must-have programs for third year?

    ETA: Already got the free download of Epocrates.
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  3. DoctorFunk

    DoctorFunk Get down with the boogie 7+ Year Member

    May 17, 2004
    The Good Land
    Epocrates is probably the only must-have program I turn to often. Dynamed can be pretty useful at times, Diagnosaurus probably less so. I also like the Johns Hopkins antibiotic guide, although you have to pay for that one now.
  4. Some people also like a medical dictionary (e.g. Stedman's or Dorland's) and medical encyclopedia (e.g. 5-Minute Clinical Consult)
  5. Ashers

    Ashers Bacteria? Don't exist. Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

    Apr 5, 2006
    Land of Entrapment
    I use Bejeweled a lot or this other game called Dynomite. Other than that, I use Epocrates.
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  7. ken7071


    Jun 15, 2008
    The free medical calculator Archimedes from Skyscape is a must have. If you are willing to spend money, a medical dictionary (Stedmans or Dorlands), clinical consult (5mcc) and a differential diagnosis tool would be useful. These are all available from and you can try them before you buy. Good Luck...
  8. diosa428

    diosa428 SDN Angel 5+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    Do a search for PDA programs, here and in the technology forum. Also, check out the links in the stickies at the top of the page. There have been some really long threads on this and they are really helpful.
  9. ginger60

    ginger60 2+ Year Member

    Jan 14, 2007
    I second this--I searched the forums when I first got my PDA, and am happy with all of the free programs that were mentioned that I currently have on my PDA. Of note, I found that my eponyms program was (surprisingly) valuable as it definitely won me points with several attendings when I was able to describe some esoteric eponymical syndrome on the spot to the rest of the team.
  10. Blue Dog

    Blue Dog Fides et ratio. Physician Gold Donor SDN Advisor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Jan 21, 2006

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