Medical school is one of the most challenging programs in the university. For students of medicine, passing through medical school, though really tough, is just the first step in a life of difficult medical cases. It never gets easier. But medical students, residencies, and doctors get better with experience and dedication.
These days, there is an abundance of Internet-based tools or apps to make the job of a medical student or doctor easier. Any modern doctor or aspiring doctor should have these tools as lifelong partners or helpers as they go about saving lives or learning how to save lives.
These tools are constantly updated to keep them up to speed with advances in modern health.
This app contains information on over 600 medical cases in over 30 fields in medicine. The jet result is an app with the ability to help your diagnostic skills.
Compiled by specialists in the specific fields, you can use the app to test your diagnostic ability in a real-world setting while feeling as if you are playing an exciting game.
The app has been downloaded over 4 million times around the world. It is a free app for both Android and iOS devices.
This app is the go-to app if you wish to undertake any medical calculation.
Unfortunately, the free app is only available for iOS devices. As a tool though, it is very useful as the database contains over 300 formulas, classifications, scales and tables in fields such as neurology, pediatrics, obstetrics, anesthesiology, electrolytes and so much more.
It is perfect for a quick reference or if you don’t have time to do manual calculations in an emergency.
Firecracker is a very handy app for medical students and pre-medical students around the world. It is popular because it reminds students about little things they might forget by quizzing them every day on various subjects in medicine
It is good for improving your test scores. The app is available for iOS and Android devices.
Epocrates is a subscription-based app for all iOS and Android devices. For about $175 for the premium version, you get an app that is useful in checking drug interactions, assessing expert reviews about certain diseases, and look up information about treatment and care of diseases.
You can use this app to exchange secure messages with colleagues or team members working on a particular case. Millions of health care professionals use this app and they claim the Epocrates can aid in reducing the time taken to complete a task.
This app is made especially for medical students who have to study a lot. It uses interesting flash cards to increase learning speed on all aspects of Medicine.
Another great feature is that it allows you to make your own flashcards and share them with other students making it a great collaborative learning tool.
And if you are preparing for the MCAT test, the app would help you study for the test.
It is a free app for both iOS and Android devices.
Like the name implies, the app is all about the anatomy of the human body.
It shows every muscle, joint, bone present in humans in clear 3D colored images. Some 3D models in the app allow you to manipulate the bones and muscles to understand their movement and how they interact with each other.
There are also quizzes, with video and images integrated, to help you get a good grasp of anatomy very fast. The app costs about $5. That is a small price to pay for such an awesome app.
It can be used in all Android, Windows and iOS devices.
7. Daily Rounds
This app is suitable for students, general practitioners, specialists and medical researchers.
It is arguably one of the best free medical apps; no wonder it has been downloaded over 1 million times. The app allows users to experience actual medical cases on their smartphones. It also provides you with quizzes on each case you study on the app to help you gauge your understanding.
The cases presented in the app are carefully looked over by a team of medical experts. With this app, you also have access to updates and news around the medical world.
It is a free app for both iOS and Android devices.
Medscape allows students, medical doctors, nurses and other professionals in the medical field to keep with news about diseases and the latest medical information.
The app also comes with a medical calculator and study tips for medical students.
It is a free app and is available for iOS and Android devices.
SML packs so many things into one app. It contains information about drugs and medical information and cases on almost 1000 topics.
Other features of the app include a medical calculator, interactive medical images, and an atlas of human anatomy.
The premium version gives you access to over 600 top-notch information in over 32 medical specialties among others.
The app is compatible with all iOS and Android devices.
There are several medical dictionary apps for medical students and medical practitioners. Some are good while some are just mediocre.
Diseases Dictionary Medical must surely classify as one of the best apps in this niche. It is an offline free medical dictionary on diseases. It contains details about the etymology of diseases, symptoms and treatment procedures. Even non-medical personnel would find it easy to use as they can easily look up information about a medical disorder.
One nice feature about this app is that once downloaded and installed, you won’t need an Internet connection to use it on your Android or iOS smartphone.
11. Drugs Dictionary
This is one of the best pocket dictionaries for drugs apps for your smartphone. It contains definitions and information about drugs. The information is comprehensive and is constantly updated.
Associated information about drugs like interaction, storage, complications, side effects and dosage for all sizes and weights are also included in this as.
It is a free app for both Android and iOS devices.
12. PubMed Mobile
This app is made especially for medical research students. PubMed contains more than 20 million citations of medical and biological literature from top journals and publications like MEDLINE, life science journals, and online medical books.
The app is easy to use with features like keyword search options; a feature to save your search queries and citations, and options to send and obtain citations through emails.
The paid version has so much more important features.
The app is available for both Android and iOS devices.
A knowledge of medical eponyms is very important for medical students. This simple-to-use but very powerful app has relevant information on almost 2000 medical eponymous.
Confused about the origin of the name of a particular disease or medical condition? Just quickly look it up with this app and update your knowledge.
The app is free and valuable for all Android and iOS devices.
Micromedex is one of the best medical apps with evidence-based information designed to help students and medical practitioners to make better health care decisions.
With over 40 years of providing service and used in more than 80 countries, this app has a database of more than 4500 search terms on everything thing you need to know about the most common drugs.
It is a free iOS and Android app.