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Medical Apps

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Suggested Tablet/Mobile Apps for Pharmacy & Medical Students

Developed by Bill Lundmark, Touro-Harlem Medical Library, NYC

Last Update: May 14, 2014



NOTE: This is a list of *mostly* free apps and apps that can be used for free or in conjunction with an institutional subscription. It is not meant to be comprehensive but only provides suggestions to make your new tablet immediately useful. The titles in blue are active links to the related iTunes information page; Android version availability is also noted. The list also includes Teaching, Productivity, and other apps that you may find useful.


Article Search & E-readers: 

(Android version available).

Personal magazine for professionals that helps you access medical & pharmacy journals, news and topics. Stay up to date, track topics, and save articles to read offline (Android version available). Institutions can contact vendor to set up access to proprietary resources for students and faculty.

Search for articles in one or multiple EBSCO databases at once, including Academic Search Complete, CINAHL Plus, the Cochrane databases, and others. (Android version available). Institutional subscription required.

Search, read, and download e-books owned by the Library. (Android version available). Institutional or individual subscription required. Access requires set-up of a personal account while linked to the site through the library.

(Android version available).

Website to authoritative documents produced on all levels of government, academics, business, foundations, and industry in print and electronic formats, but which is not controlled by commercial publishers.

(Android version available).

Personalized medical journal provides a simple interface that enables discovery of new research and reviews with seamless access to the medical literature by reformatting it into a personalized digital medical journal. Institutions can contact vendor to set up access to proprietary resources for students and faculty.

Find and read ScienceDirect peer-reviewed journal articles on your mobile device with this app from Elsevier. (Android version available). Institutional subscription required.



Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has created a touch screen app that allows you to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures of the brain. Each detailed structure comes with information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research. (Android version available).

e-Anatomy is an atlas of human anatomy for physicians, radiologists, medical students and radiographers with more than 4,000 medical and anatomical images. (Android version available).

iPad version of the classic anatomical text features complete text and full HD illustrations, scrollable thumbnails, notes creation and more. (Android version available).

Website that provides animated videos that show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them.

This free Netter app includes 14-Plates from the 5th edition Atlas of Human Anatomy illustrated by master medical illustrator Frank H. Netter, MD, enhanced with quizzing and customization features.


Clinical Resources:

The Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) is an application designed and developed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Nation's lead Federal agency. The ePSS application was developed to assist primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients. The ePSS information is based on the current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and can be searched by specific patient characteristics, such as age, sex, and selected behavioral risk factors.(Android version available).

PPD's Clinical Trials Mobile app provides easy access to search the National Library of Medicine (NLM) database of available clinical trials worldwide, find studies near you matching specified categories and keywords, and view detailed information about specific clinical trials. Users can also access information on how to register with PPD's ClinicalTrials.com as a clinical trial participant or investigator, save trial searches and e-mail trial data. (Similar Android apps available.)

Eponyms provides a short description of more than 1700 common and obscure medical eponyms (e.g., Rovsing's sign, Virchow's node). A perfect tool to quickly look up the meaning of any eponym.(Android version available).

The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Gives you instant access to the information you need to know to handle the most common first aid emergencies. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice. (Android version available).

The 2013 ICD9-CM diagnosis codes are both searchable and browseable by their traditional categories. Search simultaneously by code, diagnosis, included diagnoses, and description, through the whole ICD9-CM or through just a category or selected nonspecific code. Images within the list indicate whether a code is specific or nonspecific. Tap to view the diagnosis and the full text of its standard ICD-9 long description and to add it to your Favorites list for immediate access later. (Similar Android apps available.)

iTriage helps you answer the questions: “What medical condition could I have?” and “Where should I go for treatment?” Save, easily access, and share the healthcare information that's most important to you. Start with any symptom, understand the causes, get the right medical help, and book an appointment.(Android version available).

NGC is an online public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC Guideline Summaries are available in HTML format downloadable to hand-held devices.

iPhone game that lets you investigate, deduce and diagnose complex clinical cases within minutes using a fun, interactive cartoon-style narrative. Prognosis is specially designed for Doctors, Medical students and Nurses and each case helps to learn or recall two or three key clinical points that can be applied in your practice. Cases provide excellent preparation for the USMLE Step 2 CS, COMLEX, and other board examinations and professional licensure tests. The content is modeled on real life patients, has been checked by a panel of expert medical specialists and is based on current management guidelines.(Android version available).

Rounds List is a universal iOS app that allows physicians to get rid of their paper rounding list and make a virtual cloud based list that is always updated. In addition to keeping your inpatient list updated, messages can be added to each patient to remind team members of patient related information. These messages can be tasked to make sure they are completed before a patient is discharged. Rounds List also uses Apple's push notification system to allow any user to push a message to all users on the team for instant notification of team related information.

The 3M™ Littmann® SoundBuilder App is a learning tool designed to help improve the auscultation skills of students and practicing clinicians. There are 14 unique lessons - based upon key heart sounds - that combine text, a virtual mannequin, 3D cardiac animation and dynamic waveforms. (Similar auscultation apps available for Android.)

Access evidence-based and peer-reviewed clinical information articles written by nearly 3,000 physicians in 20 medical specialties. Incorporates Lexi-Comp drug information. Institutional or individual subscription required. (Android version available.)

Child, Adolescent & "Catch-up," and Adult Immunization Schedules from the CDC.(Similar apps available for Android.) 



Medical Tests and Calculators:

Supports decisions in clinical practice that impact diagnosis, treatment or determining prognosis with point-of-care tools in the areas of cardiology, internal medicine, nephrology, general practice, hematology, gastroenterology, emergency medicine, oncology, orthopedics, respirology, neurology, neurosurgery, general surgery and obstetrics.(Android version available).

This app from the Mayo Clinic provides guidance on test selection and result interpretation, enabling physicians to search for tests by disease, test name or test ID. In addition to test information, the app provides direct access to educational resources such as videos, articles and testing algorithms.

A multi-purpose app with more than 500 essential medical calculators; drug guide with database of 2,600+ US brands and generics Interaction analyzer, pill images, dosing calculators, and formulary information from 5,000 health plans; other free resources from trusted sources; build your own news feed from the most relevant journals and news.

The Skyscape app comes loaded with a valuable package of medical resources, including drug information, medical calculators and clinical information on over 850 topics. You can purchase any of more than 600 premium resources in 35 medical specialties and access all of them from within this one convenient app. (Android version available). Free resources included are:

    • RxDrugs
    • Archimedes: Medical calculator with more than 200 interactive tools, organized by specialty
    • Outlines in Clinical Medicine: Evidence-based clinical information on hundreds of diseases and symptom-related topics, presented in convenient outline format
    • MedAlert: In-context and specialty-focused journal summaries, trial results, breaking clinical news, drug alerts and other information, fully integrated with the app’s global search and SmartLink


Drug Information:

More than 200 monographs describing the structure, purported uses, adverse effects, and drug interactions of various herbs, botanicals, supplements, complementary therapies, and more.(Android version available).

A simple interface that allows you to search across a database of almost 25 million chemical entities based on chemical name (systematic, trivial or trade, registry number etc.) and retrieve a list of intrinsic properties, a list of predicted properties, a list of associated identifiers, with links to Wikipedia if available, and a Google based search for the chemical based, for now, on the associated InChIKey. (Android version available).

Daily Med website provides high quality information about marketed drugs. This information includes FDA labels (package inserts). The website provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts.

Resource includes drug monographs, health plan formularies, drug interaction calculator, pill identifier, and pictures, medical news, infectious disease guides, alternative medications, disease monographs, lab & diagnostic tests, ICD9 & CTP Codes, medical dictionary, and more. (Android version available). Free;  subscription upgrade available.

App for the comprehensive drug information database. Institutional or individual subscription required.

Access drug information on over 4,500 search terms including generic names, trade names, black box warnings, dosage, administration, monitoring and precautions. An internet connection is not required for use. Institutional or individual subscription required. (Android version available).

Clinicians can check up to 50 patient medications simultaneously for potentially harmful interactions. An internet connection is not required for use. (Android version available). Institutional or individual subscription required.

Powered by the Trissel's 2 Clinical Pharmaceutics Database. Includes drug-solution compatibility results as well as drug-drug compatibility results when creating an admixture or administering via Y-Site. An internet connection is not required for use. (Android version available). Institutional or individual subscription required.

Evidence-based, fully referenced neonatal-specific drug information including: dose, administration, uses, contraindications/precautions, adverse effects, monitoring, pharmacology, special considerations/preparation, solution- and drug-drug compatibility/incompatibility information, and references. This mobile app also includes a comprehensive enteral formulas component providing nutritional information for approximately 60 different neonatal and infant formulas, and human milk fortifiers. Intended for full-term babies up to 28 days of age (PNA) and preterm babies up to 44 weeks postmenstrual age (GA + PNA). Internet not required for use. (Android version available). Institutional or individual subscription required.

Pediatrics Essentials is a reliable resource for on-the-go access to evidence-based drug information to efficiently and safely manage drug therapy for pediatric patients.It is intended for full-term babies 29 days of age and older (postnatal age) and preterm babies over 44 weeks postmenstrual age, up to 18 years of age. An internet connection is not required for use. (Android version available). Institutional or individual subscription required.

Molecules is an application for viewing three-dimensional renderings of molecules and manipulating them using your fingers. You can rotate the molecules by moving your finger across the display, zoom in or out by using two-finger pinch gestures, or pan the molecule by moving two fingers across the screen at once. (Similar apps available for Android.)       

MPR is a concise drug information resource for healthcare professionals. Providing the right dose of information, clinicians get access to over 4,300 up-to-date concise prescription and OTC drug monographs, curated daily drug news & alerts, and other time-saving point-of-care resources. (Android version available.)

PEPID Elements covers the identification and management of toxicology emergencies including drugs of abuse, inhaled gases, heavy metals and caustics, occupational poisoning, household and cleaning agents, pesticides, plants, mushrooms, seafood, pests, and medication overdoses. It provides a comprehensive antidote reference with dosing indications, adverse reactions, prescribing and administration information. There are toxicology-specific lab profiles including descriptions, ranges and interpretation and poisonous plant identification images are part of the toxicology illustrations section. It also includes a complete drug.(Android version available). Subscription upgrade available

Unbiased evidence and recommendations for the pharmacist on new developments in drug therapy. When you need the details, you can get them in the Detail-Documents, Patient Handouts (English and Spanish), Drug and Dosage Comparison Charts, and Treatment Guidelines. Subscription required. (Android version available).

RxShortages is designed to help health care providers access information about drug shortages quickly and easily.(Android version available).

Learn about essential vitamins & minerals, what they do & their food sources.(Similar apps available for Android.) 


Government Health Information:

The CDC Mobile application has been designed as a way for users to access health information at their fingertips. (Android version available). It features access to:

    • Health Articles 
    • Vital Signs
    • Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) Journal
    • Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) Journal Is a peer reviewed, open access journal published monthly
    • MMWR 
    • Disease of the Week 
    • Public Health Blog 
    • Image Library 
    • Newsroom 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC.gov website provides users with credible, reliable health information on: Data and Statistics; Diseases and Conditions; Emergencies and Disasters; Environmental Health; Healthy Living; Injury, Violence and Safety; Life Stages and Populations; Travelers' Health; Workplace Safety and Health, and more.

This CDC.gov webpage provides users with credible, reliable health information on: Data and Statistics; Diseases and Conditions; Emergencies and Disasters; Environmental Health; Healthy Living; Injury, Violence and Safety; Life Stages and Populations; Travelers' Health; Workplace Safety and Health, and more.

Daily Med website provides high quality information about marketed drugs. This information includes FDA labels (package inserts). The website provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts.

Website for information on hazardous chemicals and occupational diseases.

Your web source for reliable health information from the Federal government. Offering quick guides to healthy living, personalized health advice, and tips and tools to to help you and those you care about stay healthy. Has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from approximately 1,400 government and non-profit organizations.

Federal agency website with numerous health information resources and statistical information.

This mobile website acts as a hub for the National Library of Medicine's mobile apps for iPad and Android tablets:

Website with databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.



This app allows you to work with Microsoft Word®, Excel® and PowerPoint® files on your iPad to create, review and edit documents. You can rename, delete and manage documents with your Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and SkyDrive accounts, and also view virtually any type of file, including: PDF, JPG, PNG, GIF, etc. (Works best with MyTouro Wireless system.) (Android version available.)

File storage, synchronization between computers, and sharing software. Store PDFs on your iPad to read later. Free; more storage available with paid version. (Android version available).

Evernote allows you to create new and access saved webpages, documents, text notes, audio notes, and phone snapshots. Account registration required. A fee version is available with more storage space and features.

Fetchnotes makes productivity as easy as writing a tweet. It's a unique cross between note-taking and to do listing. Just add # in front of any word to create a category on the fly. Put @ in front of a username to send it to that person.(Android version available).

Drive aggregates all your files in one place. Making it easy to share and access your photos, documents, and other files quickly from anywhere. (Use your Touro student email login to access your account.) (Android version available).

Work with up to five diagrams to create maps, edit and stylize content, transform diagrams to outlines, and preview templates.

View Excel spreadsheets for free. To create and edit, an Office 365 subscription is required.

A digital notebook for capturing what's important in your personal and professional life.  Jot down your ideas, add pictures, update your shopping list, and check your to-do's from this Microsoft Office app. An Office 365 subscription is required. 

View Powerpoint presentations for free. To create and edit, an Office 365 subscription is required.

View Word documents for free. To create and edit, an Office 365 subscription is required.

Paperport Notes is a digital note taking tool for the iPad. Combine documents, web content, audio, typed text as well as hand written notes into a single document that you can easily organize and share with anyone.

interactions generator component. (Similar Android apps available.)

A simple doodling board, markers, and one-click sharing tools make spreading your ideas and know-how easy and fun!  Create a sharable, replay-able video that tells your story clearly. Record It. Sketch It. Share It.

This free app from Google lets you create and edit Microsoft® Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations on your iPhone and iPad. Once you sign in with your Google Account, work can be saved in Google Drive.(Android version available).

Unlocks compressed files in ZIP and RAR formats. (Android version available).


Professional Development Resources: 

App designed for non-Spanish speaking health Care professionals to quickly ascertain vital medical information from their Spanish speaking patients.(Android version available).

Power-Pak C.E. mobile offers FREE continuing pharmacy education (CPE) to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other healthcare professionals to assist them in meeting the CE requirements of relicensure and/or certification.(Android version available).


Teaching Tools:

Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking.

Versatile course management app allows students to see all assignments and updates from the instructor in one place, and check off assignments as completed. Students can access course materials, including audio, video, books, documents & presentations, apps, and new iBooks textbooks for iPad. Institutional or individual subscription required.

Nearpod enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' iPads, iPhones or iPods. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.(Android version available for subscribers to school edition only).

Website provides downloads to thousands of medical illustrations, videos, interactive tools, and monographs of anatomy, physiology, embryology, surgery, trauma, pathology, diseases, conditions and other topics. Institutional subscription required.



This browser provides Adobe Flash animation and video capability not otherwise available on iPads; purchase cost is only $2.99.

A free media player to iPad, iPod and iPhone. It can play movies and shows in most formats directly without conversion. It allows file synchronization with Dropbox, iTunes, direct download and through an embedded upload web server as well as streaming from UPnP media servers.





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