Best Medical Apps for Students – Clinical Practice Guidelines

Last Updated on June 26, 2022 by Laura Turner

Updated February 5, 2022. The article was updated to correct minor grammatical errors and formatting errors.

Medical students have one of the toughest jobs around. You are expected to diagnose, treat and manage patients with multiple conditions that span a wide variety of disciplines and therapeutic areas. Keeping up with the latest, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on your smartphone or tablet can be one of the best tools in your arsenal.

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In addition to helping with memorization, these apps can also provide support for point-of-care decision-making.

This article will take a specialty-by-specialty look at some of the most comprehensive sources for clinical practice guidelines on your iOS or Android device.

All of the apps in this list have been verified as coming from credible and authoritative sources, and contain guidelines for more than one topic.

Best Guidelines App for All Professions/Specialties

Guideline Central*

Guideline Central is unique in that it includes guidelines from nearly every therapeutic area and medical specialty in one place. Over 2,500 guidelines are included, and most are available for free. Full-text guidelines can be extremely dense and lengthy, so this app focuses on “quick-reference” formats of the guidelines to help save time and make implementation easier. In addition to guidelines, it also offers drug lookup, clinical calculators, USPSTF recommendations, clinical trials, quality measures, and PubMed search.
iTunes | Google Play 

Best Cardiology Guidelines Apps

AHA Guidelines on the Go

The app includes quick access to AHA’s guidelines. Integration of complex clinical treatment guidelines, tagged and mapped for effective search with cross-linking, resources, and more
iTunes | Google Play

ACC Guidelines Clinical App

Access the American College of Cardiology’s clinical guideline recommendations and use interactive tools such as risk scores, dosing calculators, and algorithms.
iTunes | Google Play

Best Oncology Guidelines Apps

ASCO Guidelines App

This user-friendly app provides health care providers, patients, and caregivers with the recommended cancer care options for a variety of cancer types. It also includes interactive tools to inform treatment decisions at the point of care
iTunes | Google Play

NCCN Guidelines App

This easy-to-use and convenient format will further assist health care professionals in their implementation of the NCCN Guidelines, thus improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.
iTunes | Google Play 

Best Gastroenterology Guidelines App

AGA Clinical Guidelines App

Access American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Guidelines on your mobile device at the point of care with intuitive and quick navigation and use built-in interactive tools such as diagnosis and treatment algorithms.
iTunes | Google Play

Best Urology Guidelines App

AUA Guidelines at a Glance

The mobile app version of AUA’s Guidelines, policy statements, white papers, and more.
iTunes | Google Play

Best Internal Medicine Guidelines App

ACP Clinical Guidelines App

The ACP Clinical Guidelines app includes recommendations from ACP’s clinical practice guidelines and guidance statements.
iTunes | Google Play

Best Orthopedic Surgery Guidelines App

AAOS OrthoGuidelines App

OrthoGuidelines is an online information resource providing up-to-date treatment guidelines to orthopedic surgeons and professionals.
iTunes | Google Play

Best Endocrinology Guidelines App

Endocrine Society Guidelines App

Access the Endocrine Society’s Clinical Practice Guidelines at the point of care and use interactive tools such as risk calculators, diagnosis and treatment algorithms, and medication charts.
iTunes | Google Play

Best Hematology Guidelines App

ASH Pocket Guides

Interactive versions of all ASH’s clinical pocket guides. In addition to the pocket guides content, the app includes calculators and other tools to aid in clinical decision-making.
iTunes | Google Play

Best Vascular Surgery Guidelines App

SVS Interactive Practice Guidelines

The Society for Vascular Surgery Interactive Practice Guidelines App (SVS iPG) offers clinicians, trainees, and third-party payers 11 guidelines and 4 score calculators.

Best Dental Guidelines App

CDC DentalCheck

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) evidence-based recommendations guide infection control practices in dental offices nationally and globally; provide direction for the public, dental health care personnel (DHCP), and policymakers; and affect technology development in the dental industry.

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