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11 Apps for the Medical Student

The recent rise of smartphones and tablets has opened up the doors for new ways we can use technology in our day-to-day lives. From reading news to playing games, it seems that we suddenly have a lot more options and a lot more flexibility.

Medicine has leveraged these advances to make tools and utilities that can take advantage of the new market, where a computer and more importantly the software that is on it has become portable.

Nearing the start of my clinical years, I present to you my list of phone and tablet apps that I currently use or have used in the past that I feel will continue to be useful for any medical student.

Disclaimer: The following apps are all available for iOS. Availability online, on Android, Blackberry, or any other operating system may vary depending on the author of the respective programs.

You Would If You Could

  • Lecturer: You may also find Müllerian agenesis in the literature as Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome, MRKH for short.
  • J: Man, those doctors and their eponyms. Always naming things after themselves! It just makes it harder for everyone else to remember them. They should make whatever they find more descriptive like "diabetic peripheral neuropathy."
  • L: Well, you know you should not hold it against them?
  • J: Why not?
  • L: Because if you discovered a new physical sign, a new condition, or a new model, you would probably name it after yourself too.
  • J: ...You are right. I probably would.
  • L: And there you go.