Technology is indispensable nowadays. I remember the days I used to do clinical rounds back in the days with pocket handbooks, a folder of lecture notes and a calculator (literally a calculator with numeric keypad). When I was a final year med student, I envied one of my friends using a medical calculator on his Nokia cell phone. I was like, wow, that’s so cool. Then, in a few years, the mobile technology developed dramatically. Today, basically all the information you need can be obtained in your smartphone or a tablet.
Here, I would like to mention the medical apps that I have been using on my Android devices. All of them are available on “Google Play store” for FREE. I excluded some popular and useful apps with either paid subscription or expensive such as UpToDate and OHCM9.
One of my favorite reference apps; you can have offline access except for pictures and videos if you downloaded the data. You can get:
- MEDICAL NEWS FROM MEDSCAPE NEWS
- CLINICAL REFERENCE FROM MEDSCAPE REFERENCE – Drugs; Diseases, Conditions & Procedures; Medical Calculators
- CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION FROM MEDSCAPE EDUCATION
- BASIC MEDICAL CALCULATORS
An alternative to Medscape. You have to pay for the paid service. I like the calculators in it too.
Calculate, calculate, calculate!
Another useful one with tons of medical calculators
No need to explain as the name implies. It must be very useful especially if you are practicing in the UK or in the healthcare system that is inspired by NHS.
A collection of great case scenarios for clinical practice, judgment, and decision. Discussion part is really awesome. There may be some controversial steps of management but certainly, you will learn something at the end.
Clinical case scenarios and the rationale created by the same developers of Prognosis
8. Quick LabRef
Quick Clinical Laboratory Values Reference
This Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR) provides concise prescription and OTC drug information, side effects and interactions. If you are practicing in the U.S, you should definitely check out GoodRx for Doctors.
Pretty good app to review your clinical skills before exam or OSCEs
Some other apps that I tried and worth to mention are:
A very useful comprehensive anatomy reference review with quizzes and clinical pearls to test your knowledge.
A small app for eye conditions which was intended for medical students but I found really helpful and informative. Unfortunately no more updates 🙁
Another good reference for ophthalmology
If you know any other good apps, please give me a link and the information under the comments below.