Physical Exam EssentialsPhysical Exam Essentials is your source for a quick overview of the patient physical exam. This is the ‘must-have’ reference app for anyone studying, practicing or interested in medicine. Never forget important exam techniques again.
Maybe you’re in medical school with exams coming up. After gallons of coffee and many sleepless nights spent pouring over notes and textbooks, you still wonder if you’re going to make it.

The Mona LisaHMS professor of neurobiology Margaret Livingstone uses art to understand how we perceive and process visual stimuli, and HMS professor of pediatrics Charles Nelson employs noninvasive techniques to measure the brain activity of children while they look at faces. Plus, you’re more microbe than mammal—at least according to your latest cell count. Plus, you’re more microbe than mammal—at least according to your latest cell count. For supplemental information, listen to an extended interview (MP3) with Margaret Livingstone as well as an extended interview (MP3) with Charles Nelson.

Download (6.3 MB | MP3 | 13:48) — Subscribe via iTunes

Microbiology Pronunciations“Medical Microbiology Pronunciations” is a simple application that will play back audio of the correct pronunciations of virtually all of the medically important microbes.
Anyone who has taken a microbiology course can tell you how challenging it can be to pronounce the names of those wacky bugs! Now you will have instant access to the proper pronunciations of all of the medically important bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Stop butchering the names of these important organisms and download this application today!
(more…) QR CodeAccording to Wikipedia they are a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) designed to be read by smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, a URL, or other data. Created by Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave in 1994, the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. The QR code was designed to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.

ScaleElsie Taveras, an assistant professor of population medicine and of pediatrics at HMS, discusses a new Institute of Medicine report on early childhood obesity. Plus, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology Stephen Liberles explores how mice and rats sense predators.

Download (5.2 MB | MP3 | 11:21) — Subscribe via iTunes

Principles of Anatomy and PhysiologyThe thirteenth edition of the phenomenally successful Principles of Anatomy and Physiology continues to set the standard for the discipline. The authors maintained a superb balance between structure and function and continue to emphasize the correlations between normal physiology and pathophysiology, normal anatomy and pathology, and homeostasis and homeostatic imbalances. The acclaimed illustration program continues to be refined and is unsurpassed in the market. The thirteenth edition is fully integrated with a host of innovative electronic media, including WileyPlus 5.0 (access purchased separately.) No other text and package offers a teaching and learning environment as rich and complete.