Essential Apps for Med Students

Admit it: you’re always on your phone. Instead of spending another hour trying to catch that elusive Pokémon, check out these essential apps for med school students. These apps are specifically designed to help you increase your productivity, stay organized and survive.



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Anatomy Apps

These anatomy apps will give you quick access to all the anatomy you need and help you learn along the way –


1. Muscle & Bone Anatomy 3D iOS Android

With a 3D view of the body, this app can isolate muscle groups by actions with animations and commentary. When you’re ready, use one of the built-in quizzes to put your skills to the test.



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2. Radiology 2.0: One Night in the ED iOS

In a series of case studies, this app walks you through everything you need to know when reviewing CT scans.


3. 3D Brain iOS Android

Study all parts of the brain with zoom and rotation features on 29 interactive structures. Learn how different brain regions function, how they are involved in mental illness and what happens if they’re injured.


Clinical Practice Apps

These tools are particularly convenient for clinical practice –


4. EBMcalc Complete iOS Android

Perform complicated medical calculations on the go with EBMcalc Complete.


5. Epocrates iOS, Android

This comprehensive reference tool covers almost everything and includes drug prescribing and safety information, medical news and research and even has HIPAA-compliant secure texting for coordination of care.



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6. AHRQ ePSS iOS Android Web

The Electronic Preventative Services Selector (ePSS) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality helps you find out what services may be available for patients in need.


Productivity Apps

7. Prezi iOS, Android, web

No more “death by Powerpoint.” Use Prezi for beautiful presentations with stunning visual effects to make a real impression on your professors.


8. EverNote iOS, Android, web

Searchable and sharable, EverNote helps you organize all your thoughts and To-Do’s across your devices to make sure you don’t ever lose your notes again.


9. iStudiez Pro iOSAndroid

Keep track of all your classes, assignments and track your grades with iStudiez Pro. With Apple Watch integration, get all your reminders and updates on the go.


10. RefMe iOSAndroid

When writing research papers, RefMe can automate citations, reference lists and bibliographies in over 7,500 citation styles. This app can even scan book or journal barcodes to automatically create a citation.


Study Tools

When it’s finally time to hunker down for a study session, these tools can help you learn more, faster –


11. Brainscape iOS, Android

Create your own study flashcards and Brainscape will use cognitive research to perfectly time the speed and repetition of flashcards to optimize learning outcomes.


12. Prognosis iOS Android

Studying doesn’t have to be all books and flashcards. Prognosis is a game-based learning tool that allows you to practice your clinical skills in a simulated hospital environment.




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Laurie Breen

Laurie Breen is a freelance writer well-versed in research communications and grant writing. She received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Smith College and has worked previously at the University of Queensland's Centre for Clinical Research in Brisbane, Australia. Her favorite conversational topic is "antibiotic-resistant bacteria," making her a big hit at parties.