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Mobile Apps

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by tssadmin

There are so many Apps out there, what are some that are useful to use in Medical Education? Below is some information on useful apps and links to sites with more detail. Please note, the links below are to the apps on the Apple App store on iTunes but many of the apps are also available on the Google Play store for Android devices as well.

Library Mobile Resources

The link to the Library’s mobile Medical Apps reference list can be found at : http://m.libraries.rutgers.edu/smith/mobilersc.html#MApps . The categorized list contains both free and paid Apps. The link to Library’s Mobile Device LibGuide can be found at : http://libguides.rutgers.edu/MobileDeviceResources . The mobile site and the LibGuide’s content contain nearly the same information. Generally, DynaMed, Epocrates, and Eponyms are great resources.

DynaMed (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dynamed/id346785717?mt=8
Eponyms (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eponyms-for-students/id286025430?mt=8

For Students from Students

Below is a list of mobile apps recommended by Students for Students. Epocrates and Medscape are highly recommended.

Epocrates (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/epocrates/id281935788?mt=8
First Consult (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/first-consult/id399677784?mt=8
Lexicomp (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lexicomp/id313401238?mt=8
Medscape (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/medscape/id321367289?mt=8
NEJM (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nejm-this-week/id373156254?mt=8
Skyscape (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skyscape-medical-library/id818609413?mt=8
StudyBlue (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/studyblue/id323887414?mt=8

Residency Apps

Epocrates (free) – see above (Epocrates is the best pharm app out there)
IDC-9 Consult (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icd9-consult-2014-free/id358845668?mt=8
MD EZLabs (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/md-ezlabs/id362247816?mt=8
Med Calc (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/medcalc/id806809930?mt=8

Other

iMedicalApps http://www.imedicalapps.com/ is a site run by med students and physicians with reviews for Apps and it’s also a great resource for medical Apps.

iAnnotate https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iannotate-pdf/id363998953?mt=8
GoodReader https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goodreader-for-ipad/id363448914?mt=8

are two popular document readers with built-in annotation tools. iAnnotate has a stronger set of tools for drawing and navigating and GoodReader is better at connecting to a greater number of document and storage sites.

For quick notes, you can use the Notes app, which can be synced the web and other devices. Evernote https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/evernote/id281796108?mt=8 also syncs your notes (including audio and photos) to the web and your other devices, and has a more extensive feature set than the Notes app. JotNot Pro https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jotnot-pro-scan-multipage/id307868751?mt=8 helps you capture whiteboard photos in a legible and meaningful way and is useful for grabbing a quick snapshot after a meeting or brainstorming session.

If you would like to try using your iPad for hand-written notes, apps like –

Notability https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/notability/id360593530?mt=8
Penultimate https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/penultimate/id354098826?mt=8
SoundNote https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/soundnote/id364789577?mt=8

are good places to start. Notability and Sound Note both include audio recording and ways to sync audio with written notes.

If anyone has any suggestions for Apps that they have found useful, please email us at njmsts@njms.rutgers.edu and we will add it to our Mobile Apps summary page at http://it.njms.rutgers.edu/?page_id=1442 .

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