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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
Epocrates Rx Free mobile drug and formulary reference
Epocrates Essentials

Integrated drug, disease, and diagnostic suite for mobile devices. (Subscription available to medical students.*)

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. (Subscription available to health science students.**)


Clinical decision support resource leveraging the evidence based answers and point-of-care content, found within MD Consult, providing access to leading books, journals, and review articles. (A personal sub-account, within the UW-Madison institutional account, is required.)

mobileMICROMEDEX 2.0

Web-based access to evidence-based referential content for medication management, disease and condition management, toxicology, and patient education. (Requires access code to our institutional subscription.)

MICROMEDEX 2.0 - Drug Information A free resource for on-the-go access to the industry’s most trusted clinical reference and comprehensive drug information. iOS and Android app.
MICROMEDEX 2.0 – Drug Interactions

Clinicians can check a patient's entire medication list simultaneously for potentially harmful interactions and view severity ratings that range from contraindicated to minor. iOS and Android app. (Requires access code to our institutional subscription.)

MICROMEDEX 2.0 – IV Compatibility

Enhances patient safety by pinpointing potentially dangerous combinations and helps clinicians interpret conflicting compatibility results. iOS and Android app. (Requires access code to our institutional subscription.)


* As part of our on-going Mobile Device/PDA Initiative and as a result of our participation in the Epocrates University Consortium, the UW School Of Medicine and Public Health has arranged for all medical students to get new one year subscription or extension to Epocrates Essentials.


** Provided to Health Sciences students by Ebling Library, UW School Of Medicine and Public Health, and the Department of Family Medicine.

Description of Recommended Software
Last updated: 02/05/2015
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