While there are very few things in life that are free, the developers of the popular Epocrates line of apps beg to differ.  For the first two weeks of August, Epocrates Essentials will be available to download FREE to all medical students who attend an accredited school. This is quite a good deal, as the original value of the app is $159.00.
In a previous post, we weighted the pros and cons of the Epocrates Essentials app and recommended it for download. With this current promotional offer, it is definitely something to take advantage of. The app is available to download for numerous platforms including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Palm OS and Windows Mobile.

The product page gives additional insight on Epocrates Essentials:

“Our information is developed by healthcare professionals and specifically formatted for the mobile devices listed above.  The Epocrates Essentials premium drug and disease reference provides reliable clinical information to you at the point of care. Select from the available platforms and learn about the helpful features included, like the integrated disease database with conditions, plus over-the-counter medications and hundreds of diagnostic and laboratory tests. This product also includes continual free updates and medical news!”

The process to attain the free Epocrates Essentials app is fairly simple. The first step is to go to the website and create an account. Next, the accredited med school is selected, followed by a guided process that shows you how to download the appropriate version of the app. It’s that simple! Don’t miss out on this great deal, as it will expire very soon!