Top 10 must have Medical Apps for Medical Students and Doctors

1.Daily Rounds for Doctors (3,00,000+ downloads; rated 4.7 on Google Play Store)

A one of a kind app for medical students, P.G aspirants and specialists in various fields. This resourceful tool with its user friendly interface allows you to experience real life based clinical scenarios on your device. It challenges you with MCQ questions as you solve each case. The app acclaimed to be the Best Medical Mobile app — GSF — NDTV 2015, also keeps you updated on the latest news in the field of medicine. It is a must have package that delivers new and relevant knowledge everyday.

With its Vivid features, It provides:

  • CLINICAL CASES for AIPGMEE, NEETPG, All India Medical PG Entrance Examinations,USMLE Step 2 CS, COMLEX, MRCP and as well as other board examinations.
  • Clinical case based learning provides a unique learning experience: several leading authorities validate the case based learning process.
  • Interesting, challenging and peer reviewed Clinical Cases and Image Challenges updated weekly. ECG tutorials, X Ray Slides, Radiology cases every week.
  • Calculators for vital parameters to drug dosage.
  • Comprehensive ECG databases which can be accessed offline.
  • Regular Journal Updates.
  • Open & Completely Free — No subscriptions, No In-App purchases, No Advertisements.

“Updates and Latest new in the field of medicine. Peer Reviewed with a strict editorial policy to make sure the content is updated and error free. An editorial and curation team of over 120 Doctors”.

The cases are chosen by the Editorial team based on five criterias : (1) The case Presents a diagnostic, ethical or management challenge. (2) The case Highlights aspects of mechanisms of injury, pharmacology or histopathology that are deemed of particular educational value. (3) At Least 30% of cases are Common Clinical Scenarios (4) The case was managed based on latest evidence based guidelines (5) Comprehensively evaluated cases with no open or missing links

To download the Android app : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.medengage.clinical&hl=en

To download the iOs app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daily-rounds-clinical-cases/id1003799400

2.Offline Drug Dictionary — IDI (India Drug Index)

“India Drug Index” is a drug database prepared by Physicians & Pharmacologists. The app contains 1200+ molecules and 10K+ brands.

The drug dictionary has the “full offline option”. You can choose to download the entire library offline for easy access. Once downloaded the app does period updates in the background.

  • Most comprehensive Drug Database in India
    * Prepared by a team of 15 editors, which includes Top Physician’s and Pharmacisits
    * Completely evidence based 500,000+ references
    * Based on the latest PI 
    * Brands and molecules can be downloaded and completely accessed offline

Most comprehensive drug database app (like CIMS)

To Download the android app : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.medengage.drugindex&hl=en

Most comprehensive drug database app (like CIMS)

3. Medscape (10,00,000+ downloads, rated 4.4 on Google Play store)

A leading medical resource from Webmd (medscape.com), used mostly by physicians, medical students, nurses and other healthcare professionals for clinical information. It is a high rated, fast growing app that offers a variety of features. It allows users to keep up with medical news and disease and condition information. It also includes medical calculators and medical education courses. It now has over a million users.

Most popular features available in Medscape:

  • Medical News: Latest news available across all specialties, covering FDA announcements, thought leader perspectives, conference news, important journal articles and interpretation by experts.
  • Drug Information and Tools: All drug dosing information in seconds, check drug interactions, access medical calculators.
  • Clinical presentation, workup, and treatment information for 4,400+ diseases and conditions. Authored and reviewed by expert physicians.
  • Continuing Medical Education Courses: Complete accredited CME/CE courses for professional development and to fulfill licensure requirements.
  • Offline Access can also be obtained for drugs, condition, and procedure reference, plus drug interaction checker can be accessed without an internet connection when you select the option to download our clinical reference database.

4. Epocrates (1,000,000+ downloads; rated 4.3 on Google Play store)

An app that that brings all drug related information to your fingertips. It allows users to review drug prescribing and safety information for thousands of brand, generic, and OTC drugs, check for potentially harmful drug-drug interactions up to 30 drugs at a time, select national and regional healthcare insurance formularies for drug coverage information, identify pills by imprint code and physical characteristics, perform dozens of calculations, such as BMI and GFR and also, access timely medical news and research information. More features are available on upgrading to an Epocrates Essentials subscription.

5. Prognosis: Your Diagnosis (500,000+ downloads, rated 4.6 on Google Play store)

An app with an engaging series of clinical case scenarios which assess the decision making skills of the player. Each one is accompanied by comprehensive and concise discussion of the diagnostic reasoning involved and key lessons applicable to day to day practice. An editorial panel of over 120 specialist physicians review case scenarios based on real life patients. It has bagged many accords including the №1 medical app in USA, Best Health App at the World Summit Awards 2012, etc.

Prognosis: Your Diagnosis is also useful practice material for medical students and other healthcare professionals facing their academic and professional licensure exams. A new scenario is added weekly, ready to be downloaded onto our list of 150+ clinical cases.

User testimonials:

  • “Worth a download. In a very short time, learned a few new things already.”
  • “A fun way to view cases. Great for medical students and also nurses — also great for long time MDs. This is just fun !”
  • “As an academic physician this is a great teaching tool!”

6. Skyscape Medical Library (50,000+ downloads, rated 4.3 on Google Play store)

A package of medical resources including drug information, medical calculators and clinical information on over 850 topics. It’s features include Smart Link, Skyscape’s proprietary cross-reference functionality; medical calculators; algorithms; interactive images; flowcharts; and frequent content updates. Moreover, more than 600 premium resources in 35 medical specialties can be purchased conveniently from this app.

INCLUDED FOR FREE

  • Skyscape Rx
  • Skyscape Clinical Calculator
  • Skyscape Clinical Consult
  • MedBeats

Skyscape has partnered with more than 50 respected publishers and content providers to offer a virtual “greatest hits” of the most trusted medical resources, regularly updated to ensure you have the most current information at your fingertips. Popular premium resources include:

  • 5-Minute Clinical Consult (5MCC)
  • Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual
  • Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses
  • Rosen and Barkin’s 5 Minute Emergency Medicine Consult
  • Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
  • Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy
  • Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology
  • The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Journal Watch

7. St John Ambulance First Aid (100,000+ downloads, rated 4.4 on Google Play store)

An app that gives the latest first aid advice and protocols for dealing with emergency situations with easy to follow illustrated guides and voiced instructions. It was developed in hope that no one should die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it. Although the app doesn’t replace the benefits of learning first aid, it will help you to know what to do to in those few crucial moments when basic knowledge of first aid can make the difference.

8. Diseases Dictionary Medical (500,000+ downloads; rated 4.3 on Google Play store)

An offline free medical dictionary app containing medical disorders & diseases with detailed definitions, symptoms, causes and treatment information. It is a handbook that acts as as a clinical adviser for self diagnosis and can also be used to look up symptoms, diseases and treatment.

Diseases dictionary FREE — Medical App Features:

  • Works Offline without internet.
  • Detailed description of all major medical conditions and diseases.
  • Information regarding treatment of diseases for all medical conditions and symptoms along with medication information, medication interaction and drug side effects.
  • Medical reference book and thesaurus covering all medical terminologies and abbreviations.
  • Prescription drug info along with pill description is provided in the treatment section.
  • Physicians desk reference and pharmaceuticals dictionary.
  • A handy free pocket guide for nurses for use as an emergency guide.

9. Drugs Dictionary (1,000,000+ downloads; rated 3.9 on Google Play store)

A pocket dictionary for drugs with a friendly interface. It stores all information about drugs; their uses, how to take, side effects, precautions, drug interactions, missed dose, storage.

10. PubMed Mobile (100,000+ downloads; rated 4.2 on Google Play store)

The app allows you to search the PubMed database comprising of more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites. It’s an easy to use app that has keyword search with options, saves search query and citations, and emails citations. The pro version offers many more features.

Other Important Apps

1. Calculate by QxMD (500,000+ downloads; rated 4.5 on Google Play store)

Developed by a collaboration of clinician experts from diverse backgrounds, it converts recent research publications into practical handheld tools that are useful in clinical practice and impact diagnosis, treatment or determining prognosis. With over 150 unique calculators and decision support tools, it automatically adapts to your self-described clinical practice. The unique ‘Question Flow’ technology gets fast answers. The app also offers detailed references with Pubmed integration and comprehensive and insightful results.

Reduce and predict perioperative complications

  • WHO Surgical Safety check-list
  • Predictive models for cardiac surgery and coronary angiography

Guide treatment

  • Determine cardiovascular risk and guide lipid treatment using the Framingham and Reynolds Risk Scores
  • Use the CHADS2 score to guide treatment in atrial fibrillation
  • Better understand the risk of bleeding from anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation
  • ACS using the TIMI risk score
  • Burns with rule of 9s and Parkland formula
  • Hypernatremia (calculate water deficit)

Determine Prognosis

  • Heart failure
  • Lymphoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Myeloma
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hemodialysis
  • COPD
  • TIA
  • Pancreatitis

Dose

  • Chemotherapy based on Body Surface Area
  • Carboplatin based on AUC
  • tPA in acute stroke
  • Phenytoin in renal failure and hypoalbuminemia

Calculate

  • Ideal body weight, BMI and BSA
  • Due date and gestational age
  • Extensive formula used in echocardiogropathy and invasive hemodynamic monitoring
  • Kt/V in dialysis patients
  • eGFR with CKD-Epi, Cockcroft-Gault, and MDRD
  • A-a gradient

Classify

  • Angina (CCS)
  • Congestive heart failure (NYHA)

Manage

  • Head, neck, ankle and knee injuries
  • DVT and PE
  • Pulmonary nodules

Stage

  • Lung cancer
  • Renal cell carcinoma

Understand

  • TTKG (transtubular potassium gradient) in hypokalemia and hyperkalemia
  • Dermatomes

Diagnose

  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • ARDS
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis

And much more…

2. MedPage Today (100,000+ downloads; rated 4.4 on Google Play store)

Co-developed by MedPage Today and The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education, the app alerts clinicians on breaking medical news, with summaries and actionable information enabling them to better understand the implications. It also offers free CME/CE credits at your fingertips. It is one service that provides physicians with a clinical perspective on the breaking medical news that their patients are reading.

3. First Aid — American Red Cross (500,000+ downloads; rated 4.5 on Google Play store)

The official American Red Cross First Aid app aims to prepare users for emergencies. It provides information on first aid with videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice.

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  • One of “10 apps that can save your life during a natural disaster” — ComplexTech
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4. Drugs.com Medication Guide (500,000+ downloads; rated 4.2 on Google Play store)

An app that makes it easy to lookup drug information, identify pills, check interactions and set up your own personal medication records. It is fast with an A to Z list of drugs, pill identifier, interaction checker, question and answers and many more useful tools

5. ASCVD Risk Estimator (50,000+ downloads; rated 4.4 on Google Play store)

An app that helps healthcare providers and patients estimate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) using the Pooled Cohort Equations and lifetime risk prediction tools. It app is a companion tool to the 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk and the 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults.