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Apps and Mobile Sites: Medicine

Use the apps and sites listed here on your smartphone or your tablet. Choose by operating system (iOS, Android, etc), price, category, device (smartphone versus tablet), or format (native app or mobile site).

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AccessMedicine

AccessMedicine

App & Mobile Site. Free to MCPHS.  Go the the McGraw Hill Access mobile site.

This eBook site uses responsive web design, automatically detecting what type of device you are using and adjusting the display to match it.  It offers current versions of medical textbooks available through MCPHS' ebook subscriptions.  Use the link above to access the mobile site.  To download the app for Apple or Android, visit iOS or Android

  1. Download the app.
  2. Sign in with your free MyAccess username and ID.  
  3. If you do not have a MyAccess username and ID, go to
    • Go to the page to create one .
    • Scroll down and click on Sign In or Create an Account.
    • Click "Don't have a MyAccess account?"
    • Fill out the form. (You may need to scroll down to see the form.)
    • Click Create Account.
  4. At least once every 90 days, you will need to sign into your MyAccess account from MCPHS's AccessMedicine subscription .

Clinical Pharmacology by CK App

Clinical Pharmacology Elsevier logo

App. Free to MCPHS. Apple devices and Android devices. Medicine.

This app version of the drug reference site contains monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, herbal and nutritional supplements, and new and experimental drugs.

  1. Skip to step 8 if you already have a personal username and password for Clinical Pharmacology Powered by ClinicalKey.
  2. Use the Clinical Pharmacology Powered by Clinical Key link in the library's A to Z databases list to sign in.
  3. Click "Register."
  4. Fill out the form, using your MCPHS email address.
  5. Read the "Registered User Agreement" and select "*I have read and understood the Registered User Agreement and agree to be bound by all of its terms."
  6. Find the confirmation email from clinicalkey@elsevier.com. (Check your Junk folder if you do not find it in your inbox.)
  7. Click on the link in that email to confirm your registration.
  8. Go to Google Play or the App store to download the Clinical Pharmacology by CK app.

  9. Click on the "Apply for Remote Access" link.

  10. Follow the prompts.

  11. Find the confirmation email from clinicalkey@elsevier.com. (Check your Junk folder if you do not find it in your inbox.)

  12. Click on the link in that email to confirm your remote access.

  13. Login to the Clinical Pharmacology by CK app with your username and password.

DynaMed

App & Mobile Site. Free to MCPHS. Mobile site for All brands. All DevicesApp for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android Devices. Medicine.

DynaMed has quick overviews of different conditions. Summaries include drug information from Micromedex and images. This evidence-based point-of-care tool's website automatically adjusts to fit your screen size. 

To use DynaMed offline, download the app:

1. Go to

2. (If prompted) sign in with your MCPHS username and password.

3. Click the profile icon ("toggle user menu") in the page header.

4. Click "Sign in."

5. Click "Register Now."

6. Follow the prompts.

7. Click the link in the confirmation message sent to your email address.

8. Download the app from Google Play or the Apple App Store. (Search for "DynaMed" to find it.)

9. Sign in with your personal account.

You will need to sign in again every three months to show that you are still part of MCPHS.

Epocrates, Inc.

ePocrates

App. Free & full-price. Apple devices & Android devices. Medicine.

General drug information on a large number of medications with information on dosing, adverse effects, indications, and cost. May be used offline.

The base version of Epocrates is free. You will need to pay if you wish to access the additional features in Epocrates Plus.

You will need to create a free account to use the app. Click on "Create a Free Account" after you have downloaded the app and fill out the required information. Use your email address and the password you created to sign in.

For more information contact Erin Wentz (617-732-2810).

Johns Hopkins Guides

Johns Hopkins Medicine Poc-It Guides

This full-price app version of the John Hopkins guides is available for  Apple devices & Android devices. It may be used offline and offers antibiotic, diabetes, HIV, and psychiatry guides that provide authoritative, evidence-based information to help answer questions and make point-of-care decisions.

Lexicomp*

Lexicomp

These drug information apps for Apple devices & Android devices may be used offlline.  Academic/discount group rates are available to students.

  For more information, 1. login to

2. Click on Academic Discount (The blue button under "Help and Training Resources"). Students at MCPHS get special pricing, but still need to pay to use Lexicomp's apps.

3. Click on the link to the web store.

4. Select "Student or Resident" as your role..

5. Set your country and select your profession.

6. Confirm your choices.

7. Choose the product you want. The discounted price for each product will be listed next to it.

8. Choose how long you want to access that product.

9. Click "Add to Cart."

10. Follow the prompts.

11. Wolters Kluwer now requires documentation of your status as a student.

MICROMEDEX: mobileMicromedex


mobileMicromedex

App. Free to MCPHS. Apple devices & Android Devices. mobileMicromedex provides drug information, including drug interactions, IV compatibility, drug identification, and drug comparison.

Remember, our license is for academic use only.  Micromedex should not be used for actual patient care.

To download the app for Apple or Android, visit Micromedex.

It is easiest to download the Micromedex app when you also have a desktop or laptop to use. You will need the password listed in the instructions on Micromedex's website. It is difficult to read that information on a mobile device.

  1. On your computer, enter your MCPHS credentials to log in to Micromedex website
  2. Click on the "Micromedex" box on the first page that pops up.
  3. Click on "Mobile Application Access" on the Micromedex website. (Upper right corner.)
  4. Click "Micromedex Native Mobile Apps."
  5. Scroll to the device you want.
  6. Follow the instructions (including the password) on Micromedex's website for downloading and using that app.

Problems downloading the app?  Contact Customer Support .

NLM Products and Services

National Library of Medicine

This portal contains links to a variety of free NLM tools. Some of the tools use responsive design and will automatically adjust to fit your screen's size.

Select App from the filters menu and click search to get a list of mobile sites and downloadable apps. Some of NLM's databases do not appear in the list but may still work on your mobile device.

  • Drug Information Portal Mobile—provides names, usages, and structures for over 50,000 drugs as well as links to relevant sites, information on the top drug searches by name and category in the past week, and top prescriptions from 2010.

  • MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en Español—easily look up medical information written for patients and consumers.

  • WISER— wireless app for emergency responders in hazardous material accidents . Available for Apple devices, Android Devices, and Windows devices.

Read by QxMD

Read by QxMD logo

App & Mobile Site. Free. Mobile site for all brands, all devices. App for Apple devices and Android devices. Medicine.

Receive a newsfeed with articles on the topics you follow. Annotate articles. Create collections of articles you like. QxMD's website uses responsive design; it will automatically adjust to match your screen's size.

Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy

Sanford Guide

App. Full-price. Apple devices and Android devices. Medicine.

The Sanford Guide contains comprehensive information on treatment for infectious diseases, syndromes, and pathogens. The app may be used offline and has the full content of the print edition.

Skyscape Clinical Calculator

Skyscape Calculator

App. Free. Additional content available for purchase.. Apple devices & Android smartphones. Medicine.

A comprehensive medical calculator.

Unbound Medicine

Unbound Medicine

A variety of full-price mobile apps including a medical dictionary, drug guide, laboratory test reference, mobile DSM-V, and point-of-care recommendations.

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