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Mobile Apps for Physicians and Medical Students: Point of Care

Collection of mobile apps for medical students

Point of Care

DynaMed Plus
The most evidence-based point of care tool out there. MSU subscribes to DynaMed Plus.
Available formats: Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

More information: Dynamed Installation Guide
Cost: None for MSU users
Note: Access to the DynaMed Plus mobile app is available through the MSU Libraries subscription. You must sign up on campus or through the library proxy and use your email address to get the correct authentication code.

Visual Dx
Visual Dx is a web-based clinical decision support system designed to aid in the identification of dermatologic, infectious, genetic, metabolic, nutritional, and occupational diseases, benign and malignant growths, drug-induced conditions, and other injuries.
Available formats: Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Cost: None for MSU users
Note: Access to the Visual Dx mobile app is available through the MSU Libraries subscription. You must sign up initially on campus or through the library proxy.


  1. Click this link to VisualDx and log in with your MSU NetID and password.
  2. Choose the "Get Mobile" tab from the tob of the page and create your personal username and password as instructed. 
  3. Once you have a username and password, you can download the FREE VisualDx Mobile app on your mobile device from the App Store or from Google Play.
  4. Launch the VisualDx app from your device and sign in using the username and password you created. 

Epocrates Essentials
Epocrates Essentials is an all-in-one evidence based reference resource for drugs, diseases, lab tests and panels, treatment guidelines, approximate test costs, and diagnostic tools.
Available formats: Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Download: Epocrates 
Video: Android
Cost: Free for medical students at certain times of the year

First Consult
The First Consult app brings you evidence-based information on the screening, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. 
Available formats: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Download: iTunes
Video: Apple
Cost: Accessible when you create an account with MSU's Clinical Key subscription. Use the same login credentials to access First Consult.

MicroMedex Drug Information
Search drugs by generic or trade name while MicroMedex. You'll find information on dosages, administration, contraindications, black box warnings, therapeutic class, warnings, adverse effects, mechanism of action, and more. 
Available formats: Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Download: Google PlayiTunes 
Video: iPhone
Cost: Free

The Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) was created by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to help clinicians identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients.
Available formats: Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Palm, Windows Phone
Download: AHRQ ePSS
Cost: Free

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