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  1. docp

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    I'm going to be a PGY1 starting in July 2011 and I'm trying to get some good medical apps. I transferred my license to Unbound Medicine's Medicine Central to android from winmo (includes 5-Minute Consult, A-Z Drug Facts and a few other programs).

    I also have Epocrates because sometimes I just can't find what I'm looking for in A-Z. I have MediCalc which is okay but isn't the best for medical calculations. Does anyone recommend anything else?
     

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    I'm looking for the same recommendations! Will post anything I find.
     
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    What specialty are you trying to enter?

    I think you've got pretty much all of the main ones, I'm not a doctor, but I've been helping my wife set her phone up (she's an Internal Medicine PGY-3). She pretty much only uses Epocrates at this point, and only rarely. If I'm doing the math right, you're a 3rd year right now, but by the end of your 4th year, you should have a knowledge base where you're not depending on these as much, and after a few months of your intern year, you'll rarely need to call on them.
     
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    Skyscape's available for Android, but I haven't tried it out on my Inc yet. I'm hoping that Eponyms is released for Android sometime soon, as well.
     
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    i just became a 4th year not too long ago...i'm most likely going into Internal medicine

    the biggest thing i use medical apps for is dosing and differential diagnosis (Diagnosaurus is pretty good for that). medicalc is handy for scoring
     
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    I'm also int he same boat. I am hoping UpToDate gets ported to android asap. Winmo def has better med app's.
     
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    I recommend Mediquations for calculations. Over 200 of them. Good for my uses and may be useful to you!
     
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    uptodate on winmo is buggy...hopefully they release something though for android

    the winmo app hasn't been updated in a long time
     
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    Epocrates and Skyscape as of now. Would really like to see UpToDate as well. I'll be an MSIII as of tomorrow :)
     
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    step 1 out of the way?
     
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    I take in about 6 weeks from today. Oh boy that's a scary thought...
     
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    I use Skyscape frequently in the ER. I've got OCM, ABX Guide and Emergency Medicine Manual. My favorite is the free one, OCM. It's really excellent and comprehensive. I used to pay about $100 a year for it before the Android freebie. Epocrates is also a superb interface and I use it daily. Particularly good for checking interactions.
     
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    You docs are silly. You are supposed to memorize the pharmacology!
     
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    haha memorize pharmacology?!?! give me your brain
     
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    <------Pharmacologist. Yall probably got me on the whole anatomy and procedures thing though.
     
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    ton of respect for you guys (and gals). could not imagine having to deal with all that. just give me Clinical Pharmacology or UptoDate and i'm set
     
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    I just did it so I don't ever have to work with humans again. Mice and rats don't talk back.
     
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    I am in PA school right now but we already use skyscape in class and for studying. So far I have found it to be pretty comparable to the ipod/iphone app as I have it on my ipod touch as well. Haven't really tried the other ones yet.
     
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    the only thing i remember from pharm not to give NTG with someone taking viagra...oops
     
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    That could be a heart stopping experience for sure.
     
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    just downloaded OCM, thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Thats why we have Pharmacists
     
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    And that's why pharmacists have lexi-comp
     
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    I am heading into my third year of medical school and have been trying to diversify my apps before hitting the wards (so I haven't tried any of these in a clinical setting yet). My findings on Android thus far:

    Free:
    Epocrates (which is free, but in beta and only available on android 1.6 or higher)
    Skyscape: this has drugs, medical calculators for about everything and a fairly decent database on disease (its no Harrison's or Robbins, but its pretty good for a quick reference).
    PubMed: abstracts for primary lit that link to the pub med site with access dependent upon what access you have
    Medical Spanish: will actually state common questions and statements aloud with written spanish that can be read
    Relief Center
    Advanced Eye Charts
    CPR
    Medicinal herbs (not much detail at all, but may give you a start to go off if a patient is rather vague).
    and I also grabbed a scientific calculator

    Low price (which I haven't purchased yet, but intrigued me):
    Diagnosaurus ($1) (i have used the online version of this and it is good for expanding a ddx)
    EKG droid
    progress Notes

    Then there are all sort of subscriptions with a high price tag to various references and books that can be purchased: classics like the Red Book, Washington Manual, 5 Minute Consult, Harrison's, etc. I am waiting on these until I know what I will need once I hit the wards.
     

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