Developed jointly by Elsevier and Legacy Interactive, this app features quizzes with more than 600 questions for levels ranging from novice to expert. Users try to determine the correct diagnosis by viewing actual photographs depicting a condition or abnormality on the body [].


A representative from Legacy Interactive noted:

“Given the cost of developing iPhone apps, and the early state of the industry, Top Doc can be considered an experiment—a relatively low risk way to gather information about the potential business opportunity, models, and market.”

Medical school has a well deserved reputation for requiring hours of mindless memorizing. An approach to learning that blends in fun and gaming could well stand out among the proliferation of educational apps on smartphones.