Medical Apps

These are mostly for Apple users in Australia, however some are common internationally and across smartphones and platforms.

On shift Reference Apps

  1. AGILEMD (free) – has sub folders with a library where you can search for topics within app that are linked to content sites (eg. ALiEM (Michelle Lin), RebelEM)
  3. The Chief Complaint – Illness scripts, diagnosis by symptoms
  4. PALMEM ($46.99) – quick reference for when stressed
  5. EMRA Basics ($4.49) – for juniors, illness scripts
  6. DrugDoses – Royal Children’s hospital Melbourne drug doses ($7.99)
  7. APLS Australia


Off shift Apps

  1. Overcast: Podcast player – customise for yourself
    1. Free Emergency and Critical Care  –  EMRAP,Emcrit, The Rage Podcast, Rebel Cast, CanadiEM, Blog – PEM ED Podcast, Simulcast, Resuscitation Conference
    2. Paid Emergency and Critical Care Podcasts – EM-RAP, (Paediatric Reviews and Perspectives – basically Paed – RAP)
    3. Free educational,life and mental toughness/psychology podcasts to increase your resilience – Wildcast, Ted Talks, Invisibilia
  2. Downcast
  3. Day One Diary + Journal + Notes ($7.99) – personalised diary consider for self reflection/learning portfolio, keeping track of CME/CPD activities if you can remember to log them in…
  4. Pocket – saves page links/articles to read later, if you have time later
  5. Instapaper – ditto
  6. IFTTT – connects all your various website/apps together
  7. REEDER  3 ($7.99) Really Simple Syndication (RSS) App – helps filter information overload on sites that you follow. Pushes what you want to you, so you don’t have to scroll thru hundreds of tweets/podcasts to fins what you want.Like a daily contents feed.
  8. Twitter – just follow a select few and you won’t be inundated
    1. Emergency and Critical care – @FOAMstarter – beginner’s list of who to follow
    2. Clinical education – @Teach _Institute, @WildcastEM, @SocraticED, @EM_Educator, @srrezaie, @_wsand, @smaccteam, @EMSwami, @_NMay, @ffolliet, @Radiopaedia
    3. Simulation – @HumanFactOrz, @precordialthump, @Inject_Orange, @edexam, @TBLearning

Many thanks to the education team at The Teaching Course DownUnder who shared this with me. In the spirit of FOAM (free open access medical education), I am passing it on! BTW The Teaching Course (TTC) is mandatory for all educators across all health disciplines out there. For learner, TTC have said that The Learning Course is coming.

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