Welcome to the Mobile Medicine Page! For a more enhanced mobile medicine guide, check out the full Mobile Medicine Resources Library guide.
With the rising popularity of smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices has come new and innovative ways for medical professionals to find information. This page is designed to provide information about medical applications that you will find useful for research, clinical practice, and patient education. Some of the resources listed are available free to everyone, some are available to you at no cost through Becker Library subscriptions (if you are affiliated with the Washington University School of Medicine), and others you will need to purchase before using.
Please contact the library if you have questions about finding, installing, or using medical apps. Please keep in mind that due to the sheer number of smart phones, tablets, and mobile devices available we may not be able to assist with technical issues, but we will try our best to help you.
The Read by QxMD app allows you to find and access journal articles quickly and easily on your mobile device. The institutional edition provides “one tap” access to full text articles, even when off the medical campus (must have a Becker proxy account). Please follow these instructions if you would like to try the Read by QxMD app:
After you have created or signed-in to your account, you will need to set-up institutional access:
You should now be ready to use the Read by QxMD app to access full-text content. You can learn more about the best ways to use the Read App in this iMedicalapps.com review: LINK
Device Availability: Android and Apple smartphones and tablets
UpToDate Anywhere gives you off-campus access to UpToDate on your mobile device or from you home computer. Here are basic instructions for getting started with UpToDate Anywhere (detailed instructions found in a PDF document below)
NOTE (7/26/17): Some users have reported receiving an error message (Invalid Account) when trying to sign-in to the app. If this happens we recommend uninstalling the app and re-installing while on the WUSM internet network (if installed on one of the hospital networks). You can also contact UpToDate customer support at: https://www.uptodate.com/home/contact-us
Here is Video that takes you through the process step-by-step: https://vimeo.com/342762218
1. Make sure your computer or mobile device is connected to the WUSM, BJH, or SLCH network.
2. Go to the Becker Library Website
2. Click on UpToDate (it is listed under Popular Resources on the front page)
3. Click on Log-in/Register and create an UpToDate account. A confirmation email will be sent to you with your chosen username and a link to recover your password.
6. Log-in using the username and password selected during the registration process
NOTE: You must sign-in to your UpToDate account while on the WUSM, BJH, or SLCH internet networks once every 90 days to maintain access to the app.
Device Availability: iPhone/iPad, Android devices, Windows 8 devices
ClinicalKey offers access to thousands of Elsevier eBook and journal titles, along with point-of-care information from First Consult. There is now an app available (Android and Apple) which makes accessing Clinical Key content even easier for mobile device users.
Detailed installation instructions can be found below, or you can watch a short video that will walk you through these steps here: https://vimeo.com/202037131
Before using the Clinical Key Mobile app you will need to create a Clinical Key account and activate remote access:
Next, to access Clinical Key when you are off the WUSM network, you will need to apply for remote access:
Please note that you will need to log-in to the app while on the WUSM network periodically in order to maintain remote access.
Now you can download the Clinical Key app:
Please note that you must have an internet connection in order to use the ClinicalKey app.
Device Availability: Apple and Android smartphones and tablets
Becker Medical Library offers access to the Unbound Medicine UCentral app. With this app you can access the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics and the Johns Hopkins Antibiotics (ABX) Guide, and 5 Minute Clinical Consult anytime, anywhere from your mobile device. Follow these instructions to access and install the UCentral app. There is also a PDF copy of these instructions found at the bottom of the box.
Once you have you account established you can access The Washington Manual, The ABX Guide, and 5 Minute Clinical Consult on network, off network, and even off line.
Device Availability: Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod, and Android tablets and smartphones
The Access Medicine App provides mobile, off-line access to the following resources: Quick Medical Dx & Rx, Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas of Clinical Dermatology, Diagnosaurus (differential diagnosis tool), and The Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests.
Here are instructions for downloading/access the app:
1. Create an Access Medicine Account (if you don't already have one). You cannot create an account via the app, but must do so through the Access Medicine website (must be on WUSM internet network to access): Access Medicine Link
3. Sign-in to the app using your Access Medicine username/password
NOTE: You must sign-in to your Access Medicine account while on the WUSM internet network once every 90 days to maintain access to the app.
Device Availability: Android and Apple smartphones and tablets
The mobile web version of the DSM V is available for free to all Washington University School of Medicine students, faculty, staff, and residents. In order to have full access to the DSM V you will need to follow these steps:
Once you follow these steps you can access the DSM V mobile website from anywhere off and on campus. You need to log-in to the site from the Washington University School of Medicine Internet network at least once every 90 days to maintain access off campus.
Note: This is not the app version of the DSM V, but a mobile-optimized version of the website.
You will see these icons throughout the Libguide to note app availability for different mobile device platforms:
|= Apple, iPhone, and iPad|
|= Windows Mobile|
|= Internet source (available to all devices with a web browser)|
As a medical professional you are aware that there are both good and poor sources of health information available online. The same is true for medical apps. The apps highlighted in this guide are offered through reputable sources and many have been reviewed by doctors or other medical professionals. However, always be cautious when utilizing medical apps for patient care. Medical apps are not currently regulated (with the exception of those that require approval from the FDA), so they can be published by anyone, even those without a medical background. Reputable apps should clearly list creators, their credentials, and outline limitations of the app. Always exercise clinical judgment when using apps--if the information doesn't seem correct, then another source should be consulted.
These apps can be used to access eBooks from Becker's collection (and elsewhere). Please consult the for more information about accessing, reading, and downloading eBooks.