Whether you’re in the hospital on the wards or in the clinic, your smart phone is your best friend. Use it wisely! Here’s a quick overview of some of the apps I have come across so far.
All of the mentioned files and applications are free unless otherwise mentioned.
These are some of the medical apps that I like to use regularly. Please note that depending on your phone (android or iPhone) you may or may not have access to all of the listed applications.
- Clinical Skills
- Dok Notes
- Epocrates (for $$ if you want the ‘plus’ version)
- UptoDate (for $$ or school mobile subscription)
- Osmosis (for $$, study tool)
I also like to download PDF textbooks and handbooks on my phone for easy reference. They’re also very useful if you want to study/review a few topics on the road, especially if you’ve just seen a few interesting cases on these same conditions. It helps to consolidate the theory you learn and helps you develop your clinical acumen.
The books that I currently have on my phone were downloaded for free off of good old Google. I literally just typed the book’s name with a “pdf” at the end and voila! Here’s the list with the download links:
- Practical Guide to the Care of the Medical Patient
- Pocket Medicine 4th Ed.
- Bates Pocket Guide to Physical Examination & History Taking:
- Netter’s Anatomy Flashcards
Other Mobile Apps that are also popular:
- Lanthier (for $$, uptadted Internal Medicine Textbook app)
- Pepid (for $$)
- Micromedex (for $$)
Let me know which medical apps you use in the comments!