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Top 5 Time Saving Medical Journal Apps for Physicians


With barely enough time in the day to see patients and your family, who has the time to keep up with the latest medical journal articles? If you are like most medical professionals and strapped for time but need to keep abreast of the latest in medicine, try using these time saving medical journal apps:*

Journal Club

Journal Club is an app that provides a quick synopsis of top Internal Medicine journal article findings. They refer to themselves as “CliffsNotes for Medical Research� providing subscribers with Physician-authored reviews of recent journal articles. This app is great for those who don’t have the time to read the whole article and instead would like to hear a Physician’s review of a study’s highlights. The Journal Club app, created by Peripheral Brain LLC is $6.99.

Read by QxMD

Read by QxMD is an app that provides "full text PDFs with one tap". Its articles are primarily derived from MEDLINE, PubMed and "hundreds of universities" according to their app site. Read by QxMD is provided by QxMD Medical Software Inc and is a free download.

Read by Qxmd


DocWire is an app that provides personalized medical news and journal article findings in one place. Users can select topics and journals that they wish to receive news and research article updates from. These selected topics are automatically updated and easy shared by using Evernote or Dropbox. DocWire is provided by DocWise LLC and is a free download.



Created by Unbound Medicine, The Prime app provides users with access to PubMed articles and citations. There are capabilities to search, share, receive alerts and bookmark selected articles and journals. There are other similar apps on the market that access PubMed but Prime claims to differentiate themselves by having Grapherence. The app's site describes Grapherence as a search tool that creates a graphic representation of search results showing how a selected article is interrelated to other articles. The Prime app is a free download.


Medscape MedPulse

Although MedPulse doesn’t exclusively cover journal articles, it is certainly worth a mention. This app is great for one-stop shopping for the latest updates in medical news and issues pertaining to the business of medicine. It is geared towards medical professionals and can be customized to follow a user’s selected topic profile. The Medscape MedPulse app is provided by WebMD and is a free download.

Medscape MedPulse

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