The medical profession may be one of the most demanding jobs out there. Doctors and physicians are on call, meaning that they have no fixed schedules. Some work more than the others, which results to less time with other people and things. And besides regularly meeting the needs of theirs patients, these people should fit in time for research and improvement. Because of these, there are certain, small things in a medical professional’s daily routine may be overlooked.
Although, there are some fields, which are less demanding than others, the same pressure to live up to their reputation and protect their credibility is there. Staying in the medical profession is indeed hard – sometimes even harder than getting the degree.
The great news is there are applications in the iPhone that can help medical professionals in their career and daily grind. These apps that we will present are useful in quickly and easily consult a reference, connect with other doctors, and remind themselves of certain knowledge about the anatomy.
All prescribing doctors should know their drugs which they will recommend to their patients, and this application by Truven Health Analytics Inc. is a must-have. The app presents a wide and comprehensive array of drugs, and descriptions about them. Important information such as dosage and possible side effects are found here. This is a helpful app for a quick reference guide for medical professionals as it is accessible and easy to use. For only $2.99 per year, this app will sure be of great use to medical professionals and others as well.
In almost all fields of medicine, there are parameters which are quantifiable that translates to certain implications, and this application helps in calculating the different formulas given an initial parameter. MedCalc houses a large database of formulas, scores and classifications which medical professionals use in their everyday work. What is great about this app is it is easy to use and it caters to almost all medical fields, hailing to be one of leading medical applications for the iPhone to date.
A thriving online community for doctors, physicians and medical professionals, Figure 1 provides them an environment to discuss and share clinical cases and treatment without compromising confidentiality. Collaboration is important in all fields of expertise, and the medical field is no exception. With the app, less experienced doctors can gather knowledge and ideas through others, which helps them as they work. If you want to increase your knowledge as a doctor, this app is for you.
Just like in business and other fields, having a growing network in the medical field is important for success, and Doximity provides you with the largest network of doctors and physicians in the US. With a large database of doctor’s information, patients can easily look for a medical professional in an area near them. Doximity has a lot of features for physicians such as electronic faxing, access to medical news and career management. A very much recommended app for medical professionals.
Although this app is catered to medical students and enthusiasts, Pocket Anatomy can also be useful for the veterans of the field. It contains all the parts of the body which are arranged in layers and systems. You can easily browse through one system to the other with its easy to use interface. The stunning 3D graphics really helps in visualizing the parts of the body. In the effort to provide an anatomically comprehensive and visually appealing application, this one is one of the best out there.
The applications that we presented are for general use for doctors and medical professionals, but there are a lot of apps in the iTunes store which cater to specific fields of medicine such as anesthesiology, dental medicine, ophthalmology, etc. The wide array of applications that will suit to your needs, along with the apps we shared, will be a great help to your career.
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