Useful apps for medical students

Discussion in 'Tech: Medical Apps, iOS, Android, medical devices' started by iMA Editor TL, Oct 19, 2013.

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  1. iMA Editor TL

    iMA Editor TL iMA Editor Tom Lewis Partner Organization

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    There is a range of medical apps that can help with your studies either as an aide memoir or to help present a topic in a different way. Some of the apps which many new medical students might find useful are shown below. Most are available for iPhone, iPad and Android:

    Anatomy

    -3D4Medical Essential Anatomy

    -Pocket Body

    -Visible Body



    Productivity

    -Evernote

    -Dropbox

    -Google Drive



    General Reference

    -Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine

    -Medscape

    -Clinical Guidelines

    -GP Notebook

    -Best Practice

    -Patient.co.uk



    Radiology

    -iCXR

    -RealWorld Radiology

    -Radiology 2.0 One Night in the ED



    OSCE/Clinical Skills

    -OSCE Trainer

    -MyMedTutor

    -Heart Murmur Pro



    Medical Calculators

    -QxMD Calculate



    Prescribing

    -BNF

    -BNF for Children

    -Student Formulary

    -Epocrates



    Acute

    -Patient Safety Manual

    -iResus



    Test Yourself

    -Resuscitation!

    -Pastest

    -On Examination

    -ECG Challenge

    -ECG Guide



    Staying up to date

    -Student BMJ

    -BMJ



    These are just a few of the apps that medical students might find useful. There are also a wide number of specialty specific apps available ranging from orthopaedics to histology and pathology. The best way to find out about other useful apps is to ask your friends and doctors that you work with. Alternatively there are websites such as iMedicalApps.com which review a wide range of medical apps for clinicians and students. Remember not all of these apps have been appropriately validated so the content can’t always be relied on as absolutely correct. However mobile apps used appropriately can be used as a really useful adjunct to quickly check information on the wards/in the library/on the bus. Don’t forget to check your hospitals policy regarding mobile devices and be sure to maintain proper infection control at all times!
     
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  3. mkerr

    mkerr Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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  4. Alexa Xu

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    wow great post! thanks! do you guys have any suggestions for ECG apps other than the ones listed?
     
  5. foofoocuddlypoops

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    One of my favorite apps is called Ped eGFR. It calculates eGFR (aka creatinine clearance) in pediatrics using the Schwartz and Cystatin C equations. It even includes references. :soexcited:

    Check it out here: https://appsto.re/us/kpLF4.i
     
  6. peds_doc99

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    Great list! Another great must have app (free also!!!) is from Medal.org.
    It's a list of 20,000+ medical algorithms and their calculators to determine next best step for treatment, diagnosis, and includes the pubmed references. Great way to excel on rounds and in the clinic.
    http://bit.ly/1EoSLEN
     
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  7. Intell22

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  8. Caddy

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  9. mrm4k

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    I'm a fan of Micromedex for pharm reference - it seems to have a bit more info than Epocrates on in depth things like drug mechanisms and pharmacokinetics.
     
  10. Kavita_MBBS

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    Elsevier MyPGMEE is the best app for medical pg entrance exam preparation.
     
  11. lovarts

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  12. nycdocmd

    nycdocmd

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    I want to get away from scribbling stuff on paper, and making checkboxes - only to miss stuff & not be able to read my own handwriting.

    Does anyone have iPhone app for tracking patients/tasks that they recommend?
    Assuming it's secure/encrypted and HIPAA compliant.

    I can only find these on the app store but none have any good reviews, plus all seem like they're from 1999.:
    Doctor buddy https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doctor-buddy-patients-manager/id464575336?mt=8
    Iscut https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iscut-medical-to-do-lists/id440914284?mt=8
    Patient List https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/patientlist/id427718634?mt=8

    Someone on this thread mentioned Caddy - anyone used that? https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/medical-calculator-equations/id827195141?mt=8

    Classmate just told me about this one- but I can't download it yet, so have no idea how it is
    http://planshiftapp.com/ Design looks good though.

    Other suggestions?
     
  13. georgie.schaft

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    HI! Did you hear about Figure 1, a free app with real medical cases to learn from? It’s a great resource for studying for medical exams and discussing classic/rare medical cases with experienced healthcare professionals from around the world. Check out the app here: http://download.figure1.com/fall2015?m=georgianaradu
    Have a great day!
     
  14. Jaundice101

    Jaundice101 7+ Year Member

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    A good free source for medical microbiology is Micropedia. You can look up infectious diseases by the name of the bug or do a search for the diseases the cause. Reviews microbiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment. Just about everything. Also has an interactive quiz which is pretty fun, and frequently updated with more questions.

    It's available on iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/micropedia/id1022647970?mt=8

    And Android:
     
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    'Orthopedic OSCE' app available on app store, google play and windows app store.

    The book is for orthopedic clinical skills and OSCE. This app has additional chapters on communication skills, history gathering, Evaluation of imaging studies and Orthopedic procedures and implants.
     
  17. fonekarrr

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    Really enjoying Aura Mindfulness app so far for getting into mindfulness!
     
  18. DrMedEd

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  19. JacobSelvestar

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    These healthcare apps can be very useful especially for medical students who are learning and want to develop their skills. Nowadays healthcare world is becoming a digital and new trends come in the industry everyday so these apps are the best way to know and update yourself. I know there are many app development companies who develops quality healthcare apps and software application. Click here for more info..http://www.gatewaytechnolabs.com/healthcare-it-solutions
     
  20. AutopsyApp

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    We have a new Autopsy App. Autopsy Center of Chicago cases go up as we do them. Follow along for anatomy, pathology, surgical changes, discussions, histology follow-up, and more.
    Family-consented. Confidentiality-protected.

    Download from iTunes or Google Play

    It's new so let us know any feedback, what we can do better or what would be more of help. We also livestream autopsies to the app and facebook -- many of which we archive onto the app. We have a lot of technological flexibility so let us know what might work better.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

     
  21. Mike iOS

    Mike iOS

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    Hi,

    I'm a French physician and i developed several medical apps that can be useful for medical students. It includes tools to calculate several neurological scores on iOS, as well as a complete Medical Calc dedicated to Apple Watch.
    Don't hesitate to take a look on the App Store and leave your feedback!
    Mikael Cohen Apps on the App Store
    Best regards
    Mike
     

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