The Medical App category of Apple’s App Store is a chaotic hodgepodge of thousands of applications, very few of which are potentially useful to healthcare professionals, and dominated by irrelevant, trivial, or even downright dangerous apps.
Here at iMedicalApps, we do the heavy lifting for you, finding apps that could potentially benefit you in clinical practice or education and vet them for utility. In this fashion, today we rank our Top 10 Apps for Internal Medicine resident physicians. Today’s rankings will represent the first of a series of Top 10 Apps lists for other specialties, including Emergency Medicine, Surgery, and OB-GYN.
Internal Medicine residents are extraordinarily busy, spending their very full days doing their best to keep up with heavy inpatient ward responsibilities, calls and tasks from clinic patients, ongoing clinical research projects, presentations for resident reports and journal clubs, and Step III and board preparation, all the while trying to keep abreast of the latest medical literature and evidence-based medicine guidelines.
As such, our Top 10 Apps are meant to allow Internal Medicine residents to maximize their efficiency with daily routine and tasks, to serve as compelling instructional tools to educate residents and help them become better physicians, and, most importantly, to enhance clinical care by aiding in diagnosis and management.
As you will see, our Top 10 encompasses the gamut of clinical utility and education, including a medical calculator, a dedicated drug reference, a medical translation tool, a procedure guide, and a medical journal app, to name a few, representing a basic “toolkit” of sorts for the Internal Medicine Resident — or, for a general Internal Medicine physician as well.
Moreover, 9 of the 10 apps on our list are free or less than a dollar! Read below the jump to see our list of the Top 10 iPhone Apps for Internal Medicine Residents.