Mobile app: Pediatrics Digest

Todd Vandenbark

Pediatrics Digest mobile app logoPediatrics, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has a great app for helping clinicians and students keep up with the latest research in their field: Pediatrics Digest. This free app “digests print and online articles from the monthly publication and provides summaries and abstracts of 10-15 early release articles each week” (from iMedicalApps blog). Users can access abstracts and summaries of articles easily without having to wade through the advertising present in the print version. And members of the AAP (or journal subscribers) have access to the print version through this app as well, complete with a search feature and Table of Contents with articles sorted by type.

While its design lacks visual appeal, its functionality and convenience allows users to keep up with new research in the field from the top journal in the field of Pediatrics. (For a more detailed look at the app, read the recent review in the iMedicalApps blog.) It is available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Best of all, its FREE.

Do you use this app? How has it worked for you? Tell us about it!