Darwin Wan

iEye Retina drills the basics of fundoscopy and retinal disease

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A review of a retinal pathology app for iPhone, ideal for medical students

Visible Body is a complete, fully interactive 3D rendering of the human body and may one day replace traditional anatomy texts

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It’s hard to believe that it was less than a year ago when anatomy apps were little more than drawings and textbooks digitized for use on mobile devices. In fact, in my previous review of Heart Illustrated I was lamenting the fact that anatomy apps of the day didn’t really take advantage of the touchscreen interface to present anatomy in a novel way. Visible Body  3D Human Anatomy Atlas for iPad 2 is a huge breath of fresh air. While we […]

iPhone blood pressure peripheral head to head review: Withings verse iHealth, medical perspective

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A comparison between 2 blood pressure monitors – iHealth and Withings – designed for iPhone and iPad.

Current Essentials of Medicine offers essential disease information, but at a non-essential price

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A review of the iPhone/iPad Current Essentials of Medicine app, based on the handbook that distills information into one-page-per-disease. While the app is well done, it is clear that a great handbook doesn’t necessarily make a great app.

USMLE Step 1 Déjà Review is great for content review but less so for test simulation

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A review of the iPhone USMLE Step 1 Déjà Review app, a relatively affordable way to prepare for the knowledge – but not the application – component of the USMLE Step 1.

Shoulder Decide beautifully demonstrates and teaches basic shoulder anatomy and pathology to patients

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An education app that includes 3D anatomy models, radiology images and narrated surgical videos.

Physicians should cautiously navigate exciting waters of social media and medicine

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By: Darwin Wan, MS3   A stern warning regarding social media usage has been delivered to the medical community in April with news of Dr. Alexandra Thran’s reprimanding by Rhode Island’s state medical board.  Dr. Thran had already been fired last year from Westerly Hospital in Rhode Island for the posting of confidential patient information online.  Although the patient’s name was not included, the board filing stated that enough information was included that enabled others to identify the patient. The […]