Moves: A smart pedometer app

Moves, free for iOS (iPhone only) Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to get active outdoors! You might be too busy with end-of-semester work to get in a long workout, but maybe Moves can help assuage your guilt. Moves is a free iPhone app that functions as a smart pedometer – it knows your every […]

Two simple apps: Dragon Medical Search and Eponyms

Dragon Medical 360 Mobile Search Available for iOS. Free. If you’re a health sciences student or professional on-the-go, you might be wishing for an easy, responsive voice search for your phone. Enter [the] Dragon – Nuance Communications’ granddaddy of dictation software and the industry standard for physicians’ medical dictation. Dragon has made a free iOS app […]

UCentral Unbound Medicine: Six resources in one app

UCentral Unbound Medicine For instructions on how to install, click here. Compatible with iOS for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Also available for Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone. UCentral is a collection of references focused on evidence-based medicine. I downloaded the iPhone app and logged in with my Penn user account. UCentral includes the following […]

Two essential apps from Micromedex: Drug Information & Drug Interactions

Micromedex For instructions on how to install, click here. Compatible with iOS for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Also available for Android. Micromedex is the standard for comprehensive drug information. Their about page states that the app “contains concise information on 4,500+ search terms, covering generic names, including selected combination products, common trade names, therapeutic class, […]

Exam Master web app: USMLE and medical, nursing and dental board review prep

Are you a medical, nursing, or dental student, or medical resident? If you have tests or board reviews coming up, the Biomedical Library can help! Penn students have free access to Exam Master, an extensive exam preparation web app for the USMLE, NCLEX-RN, NBDE, and medical specialty boards. Exam Master contains thousands of test questions, […]

Flashcard apps: Evernote Peek vs. Mental Case

It’s back to school season! Flashcards, whether physical or digital, are an effective study tool. There are many flashcard apps and software programs out there, but today I’ll be reviewing two of the most popular options. Evernote Peek Our first option is a free app from the creators of Evernote. It’s called Peek, and the […]

Primal Pictures Interactive Anatomy

Primal Pictures 3D real time view

Primal Pictures – Free, just log in with your Penn Key! You may need to install a browser plugin before you launch for the first time.  Last month I reviewed three touch-friendly anatomy apps from Visible Body – which are really great – but Primal Pictures is also a great option for 3D anatomy studies. If […]

Visible Body: 3 apps for 3D anatomy

Heart & Circulatory model view - drawing

Want to explore anatomy in 3D? Visible Body has developed a series of three educational apps that allow you to do just that! Their detailed 3D imagery makes visualizing the human body a rich multimedia experience, and their in-depth content makes these apps valuable reference tools for learning and teaching anatomy. If you’re enrolling in […]