The Internal Medicine Question of the Day app brings you one internal medicine question daily to help with board review on the go. It is one of many medical apps produced by the Learn From Apps team for quick and easy learning on the go.
The app briefly opens to the title screen and then to the home screen. The first time you open the app there is a disclaimer you are asked to accept.
The home screen consists of the date in the top right corner and 4 tabs for question of the day, past 7 days’ questions, favorite questions and my performance.
Clicking on the question of the day tab brings you to, you guessed it, the question of the day. The questions are in multiple choice format and you can select your answer and then view the correct answer with explanation by scrolling down.
The answers also give an indication of how many people using the app got that particular question right. At the top left corner is the home button while at the top right of the screen is a red star and tapping on that marks the question as a favorite. You can also tap it again to deselect the question as a favorite.
At the bottom of the screen is a tab for reporting a problem with the question to the developers.
Going back to the home screen, clicking on the past questions tab brings up a list of questions from the past 7 days. Keep in mind, day 1 is considered the day you purchased the app so it will take a week for this list to populate.
As you get beyond 7 days, the older questions disappear and you no longer have access to them. Lastly, there is the my performance tab where you can view your results and breakdown by section.
Of note, if you allow notifications, this app will send you daily notifications when the question of the day is posted and I found that a useful reminder.
Evidence and literature used to support the app
None listed. Without clear references it is hard to judge the quality and accuracy of the questions and explanations.
Healthcare providers that would benefit from this app
- Internal medicine physicians and residents.
- All physicians and healthcare providers looking to study for the internal medicine boards can benefit from this app.
- $2.99 on iOS; Free to download but then $2.99 in-app purchase on Android
- Very easy to navigate
- Ability to monitor progress.
- Questions are clear and have detailed explanations
- No references mentioned
- Cannot go back to questions older than 7 days
- No ability to search specific topics
The app has decent questions and explanations, but lacks the ability to store and search for questions. Further, the lack of references and citation is an omission, especially since only one question is given per day.
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- Device Used For Review
iPad mini with retina display
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