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Description of Recommended Software

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Adrian Gay
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Mobile Device Information for Medical Students

The University of Wisconsin School Of Medicine and Public Health in Madison recommends that students in the MD Program acquire a mobile device sometime during their second year.


Below is a description of the software sponsored by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. When deciding on which portable device to use keep in mind that Epocrates is the most commonly used drug and formulary reference tool used in the clinical years.


Below is a list of apps and resources. Some will be an important part of your clinical years and used frequently, while others will be used for reference, calculators, schedules or other tasks.


For more information on mobile devices and software links go to the Ebling InfoCommons Mobile Computing webpage.


Software Description
Clinical Key A clinical search engine designed to support physicians and nurses in their clinical decision making. ClinicalKey offers over 2,000 disease topic pages with easy access to information about epidemiology, risk factors, clinical manifestations, treatments and more, as well as links to specialty-specific answers and related drugs.

Integrated drug, disease and diagnostic suite for mobile devices.

Essential Evidence Plus

A powerful electronic resource packed with all of the medical evidence you need to make critical patient care decisions. Essential Evidence Plus features must-have content, tools, calculators, and daily email alerts for clinicians who deliver first-contact care.


Access to evidence-based referential content for medication management, disease and condition management, toxicology, and patient education. Available for iPhone/iPad, and Android.


UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions.

Description of Recommended Software

Last updated: 07/06/2016
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