best iPad Apps for medical students

General Stuff

Pages: word processor

Dropbox: Synching files between computer/iPad/iPod/cloud. (4)

GoodReader: File storage & organization on the iPad, pdf annotation (You can download files straight from the web, dropbox, googledocs, etc. Very useful for $3!).

Evernote: For reading notes & handouts. (2)

Kindle: I use this to download books related to medicine. I have downloaded a few board review books on the Kindle App, so I will probably use this App more next year when I am studying for Step 1.

Noterize: Notes.

Popplet: Flow charts, notes.

Dragon Dictation: Used for voice-to-text entry; have not used much for medical school directly, but have used for other applications like email and text entry.

Study Tools

Flashcards Deluxe: Making and studying flashcards. (7)

Mental Case: Flashcard application that is wonderful! You can create your own or downloaded cards from

G flash pro: A flashcard app, great for flashcards because you can make the cards in a google spreadsheet, which is easier than messing with some other programs.

modalityBody: Downloading the Netter Flashcards, anatomy quizzes. (7)

3D Brain: For studying neuro (my favorite neuro-related app). (3)

NeuroMind: For studying neuro. (3)

iSurf BrainView: A great app that has MRIs of head from 3 different directions. Also, you can click on structures and the app labels them, great for neuro!

Q bank: Great question bank, but you need Q bank for access. Otherwise a great app.

USMLE question bank: A little spendy ($40) but great if you’re traveling and don’t have Internet access. Great explanation to questions, I felt it helped for exams.

Drug Applications

Epocrates: Drug info. (13)

Calculate by QxMD: Medical Calculator

Micromedex: Drug database, works without wi-fi, so it’s useful in the clinic as opposed to Epocrates, search drugs and it gives lots of information like generic names, dosing regimes, adverse effects, pharmacokinetics, etc. (6)

MedCalc: Formula and calculation reference.

Medical Information/Tools

WebMD: Looking up info about diseases. (3)

Medscape: Case studies, PCP. Great to look up diseases/procedures/drugs, etc., that I am unfamiliar with. Great intro to the topic with more info if you want it. (4)

Physical Exam HD: Review physical exam information on preceptor, excellent for use during physical exam skill sessions. (7)

Pamper’s Baby: Describes what is happening in prenatal development week by week. Great to have for the OB longitudinal course! (4)

Radiology 2.0 (Night in the ED): Review interesting CTs. (3)

Littmann SoundBuilder: Familiarizing self with various murmurs, gallops, stenosis. (4)

Prognosis: Fairly good case studies, they add a new case each week, you go through HPI, physical exam, you decide what tests to order from their list, then you decide how to treat it, and they specify if you do well, satisfactorily, or poor, and there is a discussion at the end.

Eye Chart Pro: Eye chart for physical exam sessions, nice because you can change the letters by tapping on it. (2)

Eponyms: My favorite app for looking up diseases, signs, and symptoms. (2)

MedPage: I use this periodically to keep up with the latest news in medicine.

iStethoscope: Stethoscope sounds: heart, lung, bowel sounds.v

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