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Medical Student Toolkit

A collection of resources to support all four years of undergraduate medical students at the University of Manitoba

Library Apps

Below are a list of the most popular apps available through the Library via our subscriptions to online resources. Instructions for adding each installing each app are provided.  Also please note that the main University of Manitoba Libraries website is mobile friendly. You may bookmark it or add to your IOS homescreen by going to http://umanitoba.ca/libraries/

To find a convenient list of other free and paid apps recommended by the health sciences librarians and healthcare providers, visit the Mobile Toolkit

UpToDate Lexidrugs

LexiComp LogoType of AppDrug
Cost: Free
Availability: UM Faculty, Staff, and Students
Access: Using iTunes or Google Play for various smart phones and mobile devices
 

Full-text collection of 15 clinical drug information databases, and over 1600 drug monographs. Includes an excellent tool for checking drug interactions.  A limited number of accounts are available through Library's subscription (these are offered on a first come first served basis). 

UpToDate

UpToDate LogoType of App: Point of Care
Cost: Free
Availability: UM Faculty, Staff, and Students; WRHA staff; Manitoba RHA staff
Access: Using iTunes or Google Play for various smart phones and mobile devices

Clinical reference resource designed to provide quick access to synthesized medical information. Mobile app is available to UM faculty, staff and students; WRHA staff; Manitoba RHA. Installation instructions:

MDCalc Medical Calculator

Type of App: Medical Calculator
Cost: Free
Availability: Anyone
Access: Using Apple App Store or Google Play

MDCalc is a popular Medical Calculator. Allows you to create a customized list of frequently used tests and includes notes on when to use each test. Requires you to create a free account to use.

Calculate by QxMD (free)

Calculate icon - blue background with white speech bubble containing a stylized calculator showing +, -, x,  and division signType of App: Medical Calculator 
Cost: Free
Availability: Anyone
Access: Using Apple App Store or Google Play

More than 200 unique calculators and decision support tools. 

CPS by Canadian Pharmacists Association

Type of AppDrug
Cost: Free
Availability: UM Faculty, Staff, and Students
Access: Using the Apple App Store or Google Play for various smart phones and mobile devices

CPS is Canada's authoritative source for prescribing and managing drug therapy at the point of care, providing health care professionals with online and mobile access to evidence-based, reliable Canadian drug and therapeutic information. Installation instructions:

  1. Get the UML Organization Code
  2. Go to: Register for CPS Mobile and click Not yet registered (link).
  3. Register using the Organization Code and either a umanitoba.ca or myumanitoba.ca email address.
  4. Once your password has been set, visit the "profile" icon located at the top right of the page and select Profile from the dropdown menu.
  5. Scroll down to the Set Mobile Enterprise Code section. Enter the organization code and set a CPS password. Click on Next (button).
  6. Once your registration is complete, go to the Apple App Store or Google Play from your device and search for CPS by CPhA
  7. Once installed, enter your email address and the password created during registration to activate the app

Access by McGraw Hill (for AccessMedicine, AccessEmergencyMedicine, AccessPharmacy)

Type of App: Point of Care
Cost: Free
Availability: UM Faculty, Staff, and Students
Access: Using the Apple App Store or Google Play for various smart phones and mobile devices

60+ medical titles including Harrison's Online, Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, Hurst's The Heart, Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, and the Lange educational library series.  Installation instructions:

  1. Go the UM Libraries A to Z Database Listing
  2. Click one of the links to either AccessMedicine or AccessEmergencyMedicine or AccessPharmacy.
  3. You may be asked to authenticate with your UMNetID and password (UM email login).
  4. Click on My Profile (see upper right-hand side of screen).
  5. Click on Sign In or Create a Free Access Profile (you are creating a free Access profile).
  6. Follow the instructions on screen to create your Access userid and password.  If you are prompted to add an email address use your UM email.  You may also need to confirm your account via email. 
  7. Once you have created a free account, download and install the Access app (from one of the supported app stores) onto your device.
    1. iOS
    2. Android
  8. After you have installed the app, open it on your device.  You will be prompted to sign in.  
  9. Sign in using the userid and password you created in step 6.  You should now have access for the next 90 days. This will give you access to all the content in the three Access products we have.

To renew your Access app (every 90 days):

  1. Go to one of our Access products (AccessEmergencyMedicine, AccessMedicine or AccessPharmacy) through the UM Libraries website (on a web browser).  
  2. This may require you to authenticate yourself with your UMNetID and password as in step 3 (see above).
  3. And then sign into My Profile using the Access userid and password you created in step 6 (see above).  This will then renew you for another 90 days.

Read by QxMD

Read by QxMD logo - blue background with white speech bubble and a file folder image inside.Type of App: Keeping Current
Cost: Free

Availability: UM Faculty, Staff, and Students can use their UMNetID and Password to link to fulltext of articles
Access: Using Apple App Store (for iPad only) or Google Play for various smart phones and mobile devices

Browse your favorite journals in your medical specialty or, monitor a topic (keywords) of interest appearing in top journals.  The app enables you to use your institutional login (UMNet ID and Password) to access fulltext of journal articles easily. The app has social integrations, a commenting section, and other features — letting you know the key articles your colleagues are reading.

Note: This resource may also be accessed via the Read by QxMD website.