16 best Free Medical apps


1) Medscape

Medscape from WebMD ( is one of the top downloaded medical apps amongst health professionals.  Has the most obscure diseases listed, and super comprehensive.  Also, offers free CME’s to physicians.

 2) Micromedex

“Micromedex is the most reliable, trusted name in evidence-based clinical reference. We lead the industry because of our unmatched editorial process, reliable content, and innovative user-friendly enhancements. And now Micromedex 2.0 has been revamped to make finding evidence-based drug information and clinical answers much faster and easier.

3) New England Journal of Medicine

An App from one of the most trusted, staid journals in Medicine.  But, departing from their staid, conservative roots, the NEJM jumped full-force into the digital revolution with a recently unveiled daily feed, called “First Physician’s Watch“, which is conveniently sent to your email address every morning, with the latest breaking news in the medical world.  Next thing you know, the boe ties come off, as do the Oxford loafers, and it’s boogie time!

4) Epocrates

50% of doctors currently have this medical application downloaded on their Androids, iPhones, or iPads.  Along with Medscape, the two most popular medical apps.

5) Medical Calculator

MedCalc gives you easy access to complicated medical formulas, scores, scales and classifications. Each formula has been individually designed and optimized for the small iPhone screen.

6) Radiology 2.0

(Effusive Praise from the Apple App Store)  One of the most innovative educational resources in the field, Radiology 2.0presents teaching files in a way not previously seen;  Radiology 2.0 is a series of cases that allow the user to simulate reading CT scans at a PACS workstation.   Extensive discussions following each case include labeled images that highlight pathologies and relevant findings. Rather than use static images to teach specific diagnoses, Radiology 2.0 uses stacks of CT images to actually teach the reader how to approach and interpet CT scans. Free.

7) Skyscape

One of the big three apps, other than Epocrates, and Medscape.  A very good, deep app, with tons of good info, and a great website, including a “Chat” feature.

8) Living Medical Textbook

Predecessor of the wonderful books, this website deals with eBooks of various medical subjects, including leukemia, diabetes, hematology, dermatology, etc.  Can download to iPhone, to read when you have time, and also can get free CME credit!

9) Medical Radio

ReachMD MedicalRadio delivers world class medical content from the leader in medical education and information for medical professionals. All programming is broadcast on ReachMD Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Channel XM 167. ReachMD MedicalRadio provides quality peer-to-peer content available in 15-minute programs that cover a broad range of topics for both general practitioners and specialists.

10) Neuromind

(from Apple iTunes) One of the highest ranked neurosurgical apps in the world, twice mentioned on iMedicalApps’ “Top Apps” and more than 100,000 downloads just got better. A major improvement for version 2.0 is the addition of interactive clinical decision support, starting with 23 items. The system can easily be expanded to facilitate guideline implementation in a fast and individualized manner. Furthermore, NeuroMind 2.0 now contains almost 100 scores that are relevant for your neurosurgical practice.

11) Prognosis: Your Diagnosis

A fun and free iPhone, iPad and Android game that lets you investigate, deduce and diagnose real life patients in minutes. You can also brainstorm with other players in a group forum if you are stuck on a tough or rare case.

Prognosis is the first clinical case simulation game to hit the app store, designed specially for Doctors, Medical Students and anyone with a medical background.

12) Harvards Public Health News

HSPH has released its first mobile application (mobile app). Available on both iPhone and Android devices, the application is designed to help members of the Harvard School of Public Health community and others connect with each other and stay up-to-date on breaking public health news and research, plus events and activities around the School.

13) Radiopaedia

Interesting radiology cases from around the globe.


The Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) is an application designed and developed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Nation’s lead Federal agency for research on health care quality, costs, outcomes and patient safety.

The ePSS application was developed to assist primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients. The ePSS information is based on the current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and can be searched by specific patient characteristics, such as age, sex, and selected behavioral risk factors. The ePSS is available as a web application and mobile applications.

15) Dragon Medical Search

(from Apple iTunes) Dragon® Medical Mobile Search is the fast, accurate and smart way for busy, mobile physicians to search online content on their iPhone™ using their voice. Whether physicians need drug-to-drug interaction information, the latest on new medications, an ICD-9 code look-up or a refresher on diagnosing a particular condition, Dragon Medical Mobile Search helps ensure they make medical decisions with the most complete and up-to-date information at the point of care.

  • Dragon Medical 360 | Mobile Search: Medical search of online content sources for the iPhone
  • Dragon Medical 360 | Mobile Recorder: Store and forward dictation and transcription workflow inDragon Medical 360 | eScription, Dictaphone Enterprise Speech System and iChart for the iPhone
  • In addition, the 360 | Development Platform:  gives developers a variety of powerful tools to speech-enable your existing applications.

16) Calculate (Medical Calculator) by QxMD
By QxMD Medical Software

From the maker of the apps ‘Read’, ‘The ECG Guide’ and ‘Pedi STAT’ comes ‘Calculate’, a next-generation clinical calculator and decision support tool, freely available to the medical community.

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