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We have an offer to get Epocrates at a discount through my program, but I am just wondering if any professionals use it or if there is something better I should consider. Any help is appreciated.

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I preferr the free epocrates

and then I pay for skyscape 5 min clinical consult, and their 5 min emegency reference - seems to always be right there and easy with great info

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Depends on where you're working, but I've found epocrates only really helpful for meds/calculations and use uptodate.com for clinical/dx questions. MANY people have recommended Pepid to me though which seems much better for my work setting.

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If your school is affiliated with a med school, you can actually get the Essentials ($150) version of Epocrates free right now - they're doing a free offer for med students. Just make sure your account says you're a med student. http://www.epocrates.com/e/FreeforMedicalStudents2012/mobile

 

I think it varies from person to person what resource you'll find most helpful; my program was big on self directed learning, and part of that is figuring out what resources work best for you. I personally like Epocrates for rx questions and use a combination of the Current series and uptodate for clinical questions.

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The ID pharmacist who rounds with my MICU team definitely prefers Micromedex over Epocrates due to the more up to date dosing recommendations for various indications. Micromedex is free and I no longer use Epocrates.

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I am a fan of epocrates. I use the essentials version and find it quite helpful for side effects, dosing, pricing, etc. FWIW, I have free access to almost everything else via my University (Micromedex, Up to Date, etc.) and still pay for epocrates.

 

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I've got the free version of Epocrates, but I find myself using Medscape more. I'm just a cheapskate, but never found a good reason to pay for the non-free Epocrates. :-)

 

LOL, same here. I had the free epocrates during school but when i graduated and switched from windows mobile to android I got the medscape app and it does most if not all of the epocrates paid app.

 

Cheapskates UNITE!

 

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