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MS3 Clerkships: Information Resources: iPad Maintenance

Information resources for clinical clerkships for 3rd year medical students.

Welcome

These instructions are designed to assist 2nd, 3rd and 4th year medical students in maintaining the apps on their iPads.

Instructions

Some apps, especially clinical information apps, require annual verification of your GW affiliation in order to continuously provide current, evidence-based medical information.   In order to maintain access to current, evidence-based medical information, please refresh your access to the following apps:

  1. Dynamed Plus
  2. Lexicomp

Additional apps that that you installed for the MD curriculum will continue to function and do not require any action on your part to continue functioning.   If you do delete an app and want to configure again, please refer to the iPad Set-Up Instructions.

Himmelfarb App Shelf

Himmelfarb Library's App Shelf provides information on the library's app collection including instructions for connecting these apps to the Library's institutional subscription in order to access premium app content.

The App Shelf provides information on additional Information Apps for specialty content (Pediatric Care Online, Psychiatry Online, etc.) as well as Productivity Apps.

Contacts

1. DynaMed Plus

About this app: DynaMed Plus is a point-of-care information resource which includes drug and disease information. DynaMed Plus contains more topics than Epocrates Essentials or FirstConsult and also provides more detail on clinical interventions and the quality of evidence for that information.  DynaMed Plus is provided to you courtesy of Himmelfarb Library.

When you will use it: to find evidence-based information on specific conditions including diagnostic approaches

To do:

  1. Access DynaMed Plus then click on Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile App in the left-hand menu and enter your email address.
  2. On your iPad, open the DynaMed Plus email message and click on the authentication key link to activate your app. Note: you can use the same email to active DynaMed Plus on up to three devices; the emailed authentication key is good for 48 hours.

2. Lexicomp

About this app: Lexicomp is a comprehensive clinical drug information app including Lexi-Drugs and Lexi-Interact. Lexicomp is provided to you courtesy of Himmelfarb Library.

When you will use it: to look up specific drugs; to identify possible drug interactions; to identify visually identify drugs.

 

To do:

  1. Access Lexi-Comp and select the right-hand menu for Mobile App Access.
  2. Select the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad platform and that you are a new customer; copy the authorization code displayed in red. You can copy directly from your iPad by holding your finger on the code and selecting copy from the pop-up menu.
  3. Login to your Lexicomp account.  
  4. Under Add a Subscription by Code, paste or type the Lexicomp authorization code.  To paste, hold your finger in the desired location and choose Paste from the pop-up menu.
  5. On your iPad, open Lexicomp and login with your Lexicomp login/password; Lexicomp content will automatically load to your iPad.  

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