Best Android medical apps for physicians
Author: Shannon McNamara, MD
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This comprehensive app created by physician leaders in the world of airway management is a useful tool for personal study and bedside reference.
This bedside reference medical app is for those taking care of emergent pediatric illnesses. The interface is easy to navigate, but the information contained in the app is limited.
This app gives users access to 100 images focused on a variety of pathology, accompanied by brief explanations, but without appropriate references.
Though this medical app provides a comprehensive overview of ECG interpretation, it’s difficult to navigate and not safely applicable to patient care.
Bowel Run is a lighthearted attempt to demystify colon cancer screening, but it does not offer any practical information for patients.
This simple, free medical app is an excellent resource for medical students and residents learning basic medical procedures.
This app contains a bank of 5000 multiple choice questions aimed to prepare EM residents for their inservice and board exams.
The MyATLS app provides supplementary learning materials for physicians taking an Advanced Trauma Life Support course.
This mobile app for iOS and Android guides patients planning to have a cardiac cath through 3D animations with pre and post procedure counseling.
The extensive Medrills series of iOS and Android apps by ArchieMD recently caught our eye at iMedicalApps, due to their phenomenal graphics and unique approach to teaching clinical procedure skills. We recently reviewed three from the series – Army Cricothyroidotomy, Manage IV and Hemostatic Dressing.
These apps use high quality graphics and interactive activities to teach and simulate clinical skills.
This free app allows EM residents to create a secure procedure log with Dropbox integration.
Interactive iBooks could be a game changer in high education, but only if they become accessible for more devices.
Practice Exams in Emergency Medicine is an app published by Elsevier Australia for physicians preparing for the Australiasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) fellowship exam.
This interactive text for the iPad includes high quality videos embedded in a comprehensive overview of bedside ultrasound for Emergency Physicians.
This interactive textbook uses phenomenal 3D graphics to teach introductory cardiac anatomy.
This mobile app for Emergency Medicine physicians has unreliable content with practice questions that are too basic to recommend for board review.
Skitch is a simple but powerful photo annotation mobile app designed to be used in conjunction with Evernote.
In medical school we were all given a bone box with a real human skeleton to study from. I wondered how well this app could replicate that experience.