Purpose of App Review
- How useful is this app in creating a database of educationally valuable medical videos?
The MedTube medical app was developed by two surgeons with the goal of creating a database of medical related videos that have educational value. The idea led to the development of MedTube.net as well as the app version of their website.
The medical videos are created by physicians from across the world and are reviewed for educational value prior to publication.
Currently, the app covers videos from multiple specialties and boasts of having over 10,000 medical videos within their database as well as 14,000 registered healthcare providers.
The MedTube app’s home screen has a list of various specialties and topics within the medical field ranging from cardiology to clinical genetics. There is also a search bar at the top of the screen that allows users to search for more specific topics of their interest.
Once a topic is selected or searched for, a list of related videos shows up on the screen with a short description of what the video includes. This app has over 10,000 videos within its collection but within a given topic, the majority of the videos seem to be surgery related. The app could benefit from including more lecture based or animated videos that discuss various diseases and their pathophysiology.
Once a video is selected, it opens in a new screen with a longer, more detailed description of the video. Many of these videos are high definition videos with great quality visuals and audio, including lectures and surgeries, making them great for learning. However, another feature this app could use is having a feature that allows the user to save or favorite certain videos to come back to later.
Videos within the app are uploaded by users who register at the MedTube website. Each video still must be approved by the app’s editorial team. This creates a great opportunity for medical professionals to upload and submit their content while maintaining the educational value of the videos available for users.
- Easy to navigate
- Great collection of medical videos
- No ability to favorite videos to come back to later
- Majority of the videos are surgeries
- It would be useful to have more lecture type videos or animations of medical processes
Healthcare workers that would benefit from the app
- Any medical student, resident or physician who wants to watch certain surgeries or learn about specific medical topics in a video format
- The MedTube app is a great resource for those who want to learn about certain medical topics in a video format. Although the majority of the videos in the app are surgery related, the app has over 10,000 videos covering various aspects of almost every specialty. The content of the app is also monitored by an editorial team that keeps the quality and educational value of each video in check making the database of videos more valuable.
Android version of this application
Type of Device used to review app–iPad 2
Version of App–1.0
Rating: (1 to 5 stars): 4.75/5
- User Interface: 5/5 – Extremely easy to use and navigate
- Multimedia usage: 5/5 – Great quality videos that all have educational value.
- Price: 5/5 – Free
- Real world applicability: 4/5 – This app can be used by healthcare workers across the world to learn different aspects of medicine. Currently, the majority of the videos are surgery related. If there were more animated videos of medical pathophysiology or lecture type videos, more people could benefit from the collection.
This post does not establish, nor is it intended to establish, a patient physician relationship with anyone. It does not substitute for professional advice, and does not substitute for an in-person evaluation with your health care provider. It does not provide the definitive statement on the subject addressed. Before using these apps please consult with your own physician or health care provider as to the apps validity and accuracy as this post is not intended to affirm the validity or accuracy of the apps in question. The app(s) mentioned in this post should not be used without discussing the app first with your health care provider.