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25 Best Educational Apps for Medical Students

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1. Prognosis

Rating: 4.6
Installs: 1,000,000+
Size: 19M
Latest update: 6 February 2021

The Prognosis mobile application has simulated situations of various clinical conditions to help you accurately identify and diagnose the medical problem. There are more than 600 cases across 30 specialties. Each case starts with the patient history. Then you can virtually examine the patient and use diagnostic tests to evaluate the condition. Manage the reports and state your findings. After you press on Finish, the app will let you know if your observations and findings are accurate. The Royal College of Surgeons of England calls this app one of the best 5 apps for doctors.

Features

  • Gaming app based on real-life scenarios
  • Available free of cost but contains ads
  • Languages include English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Helps strengthen fundamentals and improve diagnostic skills
  • Suitable for medical students, nurses, and doctors

2. Micromedex

Rating: 2.3
Installs: 100,000+
Size: 8.7 MB
Latest update: 25 October 2021

It’s of vital importance that you should know about drug interactions and their effects while learning about drugs. The Micromedex app launched by IBM offers comprehensive drug reference literature that’s easy to search and find. You need to log into your IBM Micromedex® account to access this app and the information available. Currently, this app has information for more than 4500 search terms.

Features

  • Medical reference app for medical students and practicing doctors
  • Available for free
  • Part of the IBM Micromedex Medication Management apps bundle
  • Includes information about adult and pediatric dosage, drug interactions and adverse effects
  • Contains information of common trade names, mechanism of action, indications, dose adjustments, black box warnings

3. Eponyms

Rating: 4.5
Installs: 5,000+
Size: 297k
Latest update: 10 June 2013

Medical students need to learn and remember thousands of medical terms and the relevant information. When you’re first learning all the new terms, it can feel overwhelming and difficult. The Eponyms app has a database of 1800 common and rarely-used medical terms classified under 26 categories. Type in the full text to immediately find out all about the medical term.

Features

  • Medical reference app for students and doctors
  • Easy to use interface for quick referencing
  • Available free of cost for students
  • Mark eponyms for quick access and reference
  • Use the learn mode while preparing for tests

4. PEPID

Rating: 4.3
Installs: 100,000+
Size: 8.3M
Latest update: 30 March 2021

Developed with content obtained from 12 leading healthcare institutes in the United States, PEPID medical app has an extensive database of drugs, illustrations, high resolution photographs, and lots more. It has more than 3000 medical calculators to calculate dosages and other details. Pill identifiers and drug-drug interactions helps in prescribing the right medications. Quick references, handouts, bulleted lists, and radiographic images help medical students learn on the go.

Features

  • A learning app for informed decision making
  • Easy search with auto complete
  • Save notes, history and favorites
  • Available for free
  • Includes separate suites for doctors, nurses and medical students

5. Daily Rounds

Rating: 4.8
Installs: 100,000+
Size: Varies with device
Latest update: 26 April 2021

Daily Rounds is an interactive app with MCQs and a massive database on drugs, drug interactions, clinical cases, and other medical information. Medical students can use this app to get accurate information quickly and also prepare for their tests and exams. This app also brings key information and findings published in national and international medical conferences and events.

Features

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  • Available for free
  • Doesn’t have ads
  • Collaborative knowledge-sharing platform
  • Updated with latest information regarding drug index, treatment guidelines
  • Has information about continuing medical courses

6. Medscape

Rating: 4.9
Installs: 5,000,000+
Size: 193M
Latest update: January 26, 2022

Loaded with information of more than 8,500+ drugs including prescription, OTC, supplements, and herbals, Medscape serves as a single platform for getting information regarding all kinds of drugs. This app also has clinical tools such as pill identifies, calculators, and drug interaction to help medical students hone their knowledge. You can also reach out to the large network of doctors and medical students to discuss topics or clarify doubts.

Features

  • Free download and no subscription fees
  • Contains ads
  • Information about drugs, diseases, clinical tools
  • Latest medical news and perspectives from experts
  • Includes more than 6200 expert articles for reference

7. MDCalc

Rating: 4.9
Installs: 500,000+
Size: 74M
Latest update: 21 January 2022

MDCalc app is created by board-certified physicians and is helpful for everyone in the medical community, especially the students. The clinical decision tools and calculators help students get the right medical information with an easy text search. The decision tools can be used to calculate dosage, risk scores, equations, formulas, classifications, and lots more. You can choose US or SI units for calculations.

Features

  • Free for download
  • Includes 550+ easy-to-use clinical decision tools
  • Has 150+ calculators
  • Works offline and with limited network connectivity
  • Error warnings when improper units are entered

8. Geeky Medicals

Rating: 4.1
Installs: 100,000+
Size: 191M
Latest update: 8 November 2021

Access more than 150 high-quality OSCE guides, video demonstrations, and lots more information in less than a minute using the Geeky Medicals app. It will be helpful to revise your lessons or learn quickly, especially when you’re preparing for a test or an exam. This app also has extensive guides on interpreting ECG, AXR, ABG, and other important reports. Plus, it has an assessment mode to help you prepare for exams.

Features

  • Available for free download
  • Includes in-app purchases
  • Has guides in categories such as cardiovascular, respiratory, neurology, endocrine and lots more
  • Includes guides for improving written skills and advanced communication skills

9. Simple Mind

Rating: 4.5
Installs: 1,000,000+
Size: 2.9M
Latest update: 10 January 2022

Studying medicine is no breeze! There are really a million things that you need to learn, remember and recollect at the right time. The Simple Mind is an app that helps you build mind maps that you can use to optimize your learning process. It’s very easy to use this app to prepare mind maps. You need to first organize your thoughts and structure them using the tools provided to create mind maps. You can easily retrieve the maps and go through them when you’re revising or preparing for an exam.

Features

  • Free for download
  • Doesn’t have in-app ads
  • Includes pre-defined style sheets
  • Multiple mind maps can be displayed on one page
  • Highlights branches for convenience

10. TeachMe Anatomy app

Rating: 4.6
Installs: 1,000,000+
Size: 104M
Latest update: 11 February 2022

TeachMe Anatomy is an encyclopedia of human anatomy. It has thousands of images that describe anatomical concepts in an easy-to-understand format. The concepts in this app are covered under the lessons titled Basics, Head, Neuroanatomy, Neck, Thorax, Back, Upper Limb, Lower Limb, Abdomen, Pelvis, and 3D human body for easy referencing. You can use the question bank when you’re revising a concept or preparing for an exam.

Features

  • Free for download
  • Contains in-app purchases
  • Has more than 400 articles on anatomy
  • Includes 3D models, HD images, and textboxes

11. Remember the Milk

Rating: 4.6
Installs: 1,000,000+
Size: 7.7M
Latest update: February 11, 2022

When you’re attending classes back to back, preparing for tests and exams, and going on hospital rounds, it’s easy to forget a lot of things. Remember the Milk is a fun and functional app that will help you remember the tasks in your to-do list. You need to add your to-do tasks to the list and the app will send you reminders via mail or mobile notifications. Sync this app in all your devices, so you don’t miss a reminder to complete your assignment or prepare for a quiz!

Features

  • Breakdown large tasks into small sub tasks
  • Easily share task lists with other devices
  • Color code your reminder tags for easy identification
  • Sort and group tasks depending on priority or time required

12. Anatomy Learning

Rating: 4.3
Installs: 5,000,000+
Size: 123M
Latest update: 4 December 2021

Learning anatomy becomes easy and efficient with the Anatomy Learning app that offers 3-dimensional images of the anatomical structures. Look at every part of the body organ or part from every side to gain in-depth knowledge of its structure and function. This app also has 3D location quizzes that will be useful when you’re studying or preparing for an exam.

Features

  • Includes in-app purchases
  • Database includes more than 6000 anatomical structure models
  • Rotate models to see all the sides
  • Zoom in and zoom out for detailed viewing
  • Available in English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Polish, and German

13. Epocrates

Rating: 4.0
Installs: 1,000,000+
Size: Varies with device
Latest update: 7 February 2022

Drugs, their formulation, dosage, and interactions are one of the most important subjects you will be studying at medical school. There are millions of drugs in the market and keeping track of all of them is practically not possible. The Epocrates app helps you get the information that you need quickly. You can check drug interactions, find alternative drugs, identify mystery pills, and calculate dosage using this app.

Features

  • Includes free version and professional version
  • Has in-app purchases
  • Includes more than 600 dosage calculators
  • Customizable home screen

14. Notion

Rating: 4.3
Installs: 5,000,000+
Size: 36M
Latest update: February 9, 2022

Notion is an easy-to-use app loaded with flexible pages, tables, and editor to efficiently take notes that you can quickly access anytime you want. It also has the option of drag and drop, so you don’t need to keep typing the same details again and again. The unlimited storage feature allows you to make as many notes as you want and save them for future reference.

Features

  • Free for personal use
  • Has real-time collaboration option
  • Easy to organize files and folders
  • Sync with all your devices

15. VIMAGE: Cinemagraph & Motion Picture Animation App

Rating: 4.2
Installs: 5,000,000+
Size: Varies with device
Latest update: February 11, 2022

Make your assignments and presentations interesting and attractive by using the Vimage app. This app helps you convert photos and images to live 3D animation videos. You can also add background audio and music to make the presentation attention grabbing. The easy-to-use interface allows you to design and publish 3D animation videos with minimum effort.

Features

  • Includes in-app purchases and ads
  • Subscription packages available
  • Up to 10 customizable presets, filters and overlays are available
  • Has a built-in library

16. Brainscape

Rating: 4.3
Installs: 100,000+
Size: 44M
Latest update: February 2, 2021

Brainscape has smart flashcards that help you study better and more efficiently for your exams and tests. You can easily create flashcards for each concept and subject using the tools. When you’re revising for your test, quickly retrieve the flash cards and go through them. This app also has an option to share flashcards, so you and your friends can collaboratively study.

Features

  • Free for download
  • Includes in-app purchases
  • Has a subscription-based model
  • Sync across all your devices
  • Flash cards can be enlarged and pinched

17. Todoist

Rating: 4.5
Installs: 10,000,000+
Size: Varies with device
Latest update: 8 February 2022

You’ll not forget a test, an assignment submission date, or a presentation you need to work on when you have the Todoist app. When you remember a task or when your professor tells you about a quiz, immediately enter it in the app and give the deadlines. The app will remind you in advance. This app also has the option to enter recurring tasks.

Features

  • Free for download
  • Includes in-app purchases
  • Delivers push notifications about tasks to your mobile phone
  • Integrates with Gmail, Google Calendar, Alexa

18. iStudiezPro

Rating: 4.3
Installs:
Size: 43.1 MB
Latest update: Sep 26, 2019

With the iStudiezPro app, you can organize your work efficiently and follow-up on your homework so you don’t miss out any marks because of late submission. You can view your tasks in a daily view and monthly view. The app sends notifications to your mobile phone to remind you of the tasks to be completed. You can use the planner to manage your classes, laboratory work, holiday events and lots more.

Features

  • Free for download
  • Includes in-app purchases
  • Available in more than 10 languages

19. BenchPrep

Rating: 2.4
Installs: 10,000+
Size: 1.2M
Latest update: 29 January 2018

The BenchPrep app includes lessons, study plans, and flash cards to help you study. You can use the practice questions and practice exams to check how much you remember what you’ve learnt. This app also has historical reports and confidence levels that will let you know your track record. If you’re preparing for competitive exams, then this app will be useful.

Features

  • Adaptive test-prep app
  • Test courses for competitive exams
  • Includes data and reporting option

20. StudyBlue

Rating: 3.7
Installs: 1,000,000+
Size: 19M
Latest update: 28 June 2020

Speed up your learning progress using flashcards. You can easily prepare all types of flash cards using the StudyBlue app. This app has tools to add audio, images and other forms of content to customize your flash cards. You can easily access the flashcards when you’re revising or want to do a quick check about a concept that you recently learnt about. A functional app for medical students who need to learn a wide range of concepts in a short span of time.

Features

  • Includes in-app purchases
  • Has ads
  • Has more than 400 million flashcards
  • Crowdsourced study library
  • Offers flashcard recommendations based on subjects

21. Evernote

Rating: 4.4
Installs: 100,000,000+
Size: Varies with device
Latest update: 2 February 2022

Don’t miss any of your lecture notes by putting them all in the Evernote app. You can also add web clippings, articles, and other details that you find when you’re browsing or studying. This app allows you to neatly organize all the notes based on various categories, so you can easily access them when needed. You can also add your to-do list and set reminders for notification.

Features

  • Includes in-app purchases
  • Offers personal and professional subscription models
  • Easy to use and access
  • Sync with all your devices
  • Access your notes even when offline

22. MyHomework

Rating: 3.5
Installs: 1,000,000+
Size: Varies with device
Latest update: September 30, 2021

When you’re juggling so many classes and courses, it can be difficult to keep track of all your homework and assignments and their due dates. MyHomework app allows you to choose the class, assignment type, and other details so that accessing later becomes simple and hassle-free. The homework calendar gives you a snapshot of the work that needs to be done, so you can plan accordingly.

Features

  • Includes in-app purchases
  • Free and premium paid app available
  • Simple interface that’s easy to use
  • Offline mode is also available

23. Merriam-Webster

Rating: 4.4
Installs: 10,000,000+
Size: 120M
Latest update: January 25, 2022

Find the right words to express correctly when you’re writing an assignment or making a presentation using the Merriam-Webster Dictionary app. This app also has a voice search option. So, you can speak out the word and get its meaning, opposite, and synonyms easily. Word of the Day feature helps you learn one new word every day to help you build your vocabulary.

Features

  • Includes in-app purchases
  • Has ads
  • Basic functions work offline
  • Maintain list of favorite words and search history
  • Includes word games and quizzes

24. Mint

Rating: 4.7
Installs: 10,000,000+
Size: 109M
Latest update: February 11, 2022

You’ll learn a lot of things about the human body, diseases and treatment in the medical school. However, one of the most important lessons for life is money management. Mint is a budget planner and tracker app that helps you efficiently manage your money. This app will help you monitor and manage your cash flow, check your expenses and track bills. Start money management in college to gain more control over your income and expenses when you start working.

Features

  • Free for download
  • Includes in-app purchases
  • Set financial goals and focus on them
  • Track account balances and transactions
  • Receive bill reminders
  • Money spending tracker to control amount of money spent

25. Grammarly

Rating: 4.4
Installs: 10,000,000+
Size: 125M
Latest update: January 19, 2022

Get full marks for language and grammar by using the Grammarly app to check your assignment before you turn it in. This app gives you real-time feedback, so you can check your content even as you’re writing it. Moreover, this app also gives suggestions on improving the content by offering a better word choice or sentence construction.

Features

  • Free for download
  • Includes in-app purchases
  • Personal writing statistics
  • Detects language, grammar, tone
  • Includes synonym finder

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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