Lister Hill Library licenses MD Consult, a popular clinical tool that provides searching of textbooks, journals, the Clinics (review articles), drug information, and images. MD Consult also includes patient education handouts and CME. Clinicians can “stay in the know while on the go” with MD Consult Mobile, included in our institutional access. A mobile-optimized website, MDC Mobile works on any smartphone or tablet with Internet access. Using MDConsult Mobile, you can:
- Use “Quick Reference” links to growing list of medical topics
- Search books, the Clinics, journals, MEDLINE®, practice guidelines and images. Read full text and view images on your phone/tablet.
- Email content links to yourself or a colleague
Follow these four steps to get started:
- Access MD Consult from a computer within the institution
- Click on “Create an Account” in the top right
- Complete the registration form, create a username and password, click “Submit” and log out
- Log into MD Consult Mobile by visiting http://mobile.mdconsult.com from a mobile browser. or scan the code below:
Note: Users must log out of MD Consult on the workstation before logging into their phone. Create a shortcut to the link on your phone/tablet for easy access going forward.
The First Consult iphone/ipad app is offered free to UAB users, because we have an MD Consult institutional site license. First Consult is clinical support resource designed to serve as a quick reference at the point of care. Main content is stored on your device so you can use it when there is no Internet connection. It integrates seamlessly with MD Consult when online to provide additional content.
Download First Consult from the Apple App store (free) and then log in with your MD Consult user name and password or scan this code.
Here is a video demonstrating the iPhone app.
This one shows how the First Consult app and MD Consult (for in-depth information) work together.
I found First Consult to work very well on the iPad. The screens were easy to navigate, the links were fast on the UAB network, and there is a lot of information quickly available as shown in the screenshot below.