Premium version of Epocrates free for medical students if downloaded before August 31st ($159 value) [Update]

[Update: As we suspected this deal is only good for those who have the iPhone/iPod Touch, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry. Those with Android and the Palm-Pre are out of luck since there isn’t a premium version of Epocrates for these phones yet]

Epocrates Essentials, one of the premium versions of the Epocrates we’ve reviewed in the past, is now free for medical students as long as you download and register for it before the end of August.  The website where you can register for the free version is located here.

Epocrates offers 3 premium versions of their software, Rx Pro, Essentials, and Essentials Deluxe.  They are giving away the 2nd version, Essentials, a $159 value.  The only thing the Essentials Deluxe version has on top of the Essentials version is ICD-9 / CPT codes and a medical dictionary – features medical students can get by without.

Epocrates is available for the iPhone/iPod touch, Blackberry, Palm, Android, and Windows Mobile.  But, per their website, the Essentials version of Epocrates is only available for the iPhone/iPod touch, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.  Android and Palm only have the beta version – we’ll look into this further though.

Either way, if you’re a medical student, you should go to the epocrates website where you can register for this free deal as soon as possible – the deal ends August 31st!


Iltifat Husain, MD

Founder, Editor-in-Chief of Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Mobile App curriculum at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is also the founder of iPrescribeApps, a platform for prescribing apps to patients. Dr. Husain has given lectures on digital medicine globally. He went to North Carolina State University for undergrad and went to medical school at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

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5 Responses to Premium version of Epocrates free for medical students if downloaded before August 31st ($159 value) [Update]

  1. Jason August 11, 2010 at 9:26 am #

    This might be the ONE time I’d rather have an iphone, Iltifat!

    • Iltifat Husain August 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

      ah! i’m surprised they don’t have premium versions for android or Palm-Pre yet! They do for Blackberry and windows mobile – obviously for the iphone / ipod touch as well. But again, as i’ve been telling people before, when the big players don’t even have full versions of their reference apps for android or palm-pre, it says something about the state of their respective app stores.

      However, with android and the explosion of phone sales (the awesome HTC and new droid), i’m sure this will be taken care of asap

  2. Ujwal246 August 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

    Cheers Cheers Cheers……! Hats off…! Guys…! I love imedicalapps Team and i love epocrates….! I am enjoying and i can see Epocrates being so nice to the Medical students and General Practioners….!
    I will always appreciate for wat you guys have given for Us…..! We Love you So much…..imedicalapps….Epocrates…!

  3. Keston August 31, 2010 at 2:33 am #

    THANK YOU so much
    today is the last day and i stumble across this post and got it for free :)

    go imed
    go epocrates

  4. alireza September 8, 2011 at 2:41 am #

    ohhhh…it’s too late to download it.:-(

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