What useful medical apps do residents use on their smart devices?

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  1. Knicks

    Knicks 7+ Year Member

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    Can we make a list of good/reliable medical apps that are used by residents?
     
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  3. galactus

    galactus Devourer of WORLDS 10+ Year Member

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    Things I use everyday
    Epocrates
    MedCalc
    Pharmacopoeia
    UpToDate
    Hopkins ABX guide
    Orthobullets.com (saved webpage)
     
  4. AStark

    AStark 5+ Year Member

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    I have the Sanford Guide app which I find a lot more convenient than carrying the book around. It has an annual subscription fee, but I rationalize this since it's the same as buying a new copy of the book every year. And while it often feels like you need a fellowship just to use the book properly, the app is really very straightforward and has nice links to references.
     
  5. Agree w/ Galactus (except the Ortho one)

    I'll put in a plug for UCSF's handbook (basically the Pocket Medicine book in electronic format, although different institutions)

    Only $20. Well arranged, easy navigation. Still refer to it as an attending (but don't tell my patients that) :)

    http://www.agilemd.com/ucsf-hospitalist-handbook/

    There is also one called Diagnosaurus which gives you a DDx when you out in a symptom. Can be helpful on long days when you want to make sure you are not missing something ($2)

    http://books.mcgraw-hill.com/medical/diagnosaurus/index.html
     
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  6. Knicks

    Knicks 7+ Year Member

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    cool thanks,

    any free ones? :hardy:
     
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    jtlc2345 5+ Year Member

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    Medscape
    Qx Calculate
    ASCVD Risk Calculator
    Also, there are a number of useful other books/resources available via the Agile MD app.

    Jonathan
     
  8. Raryn

    Raryn Infernal Internist / Enigmatic Endocrinologist 7+ Year Member

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    I'm in IM but I really do like the EMRA Antibiotic Handbook. It's a LOT simpler than the sanford or hopkins guides and it will be good enough for me to pick an empiric treatment 90++% of the time. No yearly subscription fee necessary, just a one time purchase.
     
  9. UCLA2014

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    Have you used the sanford guide app? I'm trying to decide which one to get
     
  10. blebb

    blebb 5+ Year Member

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  11. drcrispmd

    drcrispmd 2+ Year Member

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    Lexicomp
     
  12. primadonna22274

    primadonna22274 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    PalmPedi and 10 Second EM are awesome. (FM resident here but these were recommended by EM and peds attendings and they are spot on.) going to check out the hospitalist handbook too.
    I use epocrates, Uptodate and Sanford guide apps every day...multiple times a day.
     
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  13. Bacchus

    Bacchus SDN Senior Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    A link to the Wal-mart $4 list because, lets be honest, we're in residency and its a treat to have a patient with private insurance.
     
  14. TooMuchResearch

    TooMuchResearch i'm goin' to Kathmandu... Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

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    Unfortunately, 10 Second EM hasn't been updated in years. If you have $4-5 available, consider ERRes instead. WikEM is good, too.
     
  15. drcrispmd

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    I have the Walmart $4 list saved as a PDF on my phone and laptop (as well as the TennCare, TN medicaid list).
     

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